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USN-5030-2: Perl DBI module vulnerabilities

3 February 2022

Several security issues were fixed in Perl DBI module.

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Details

USN-5030-1 addressed vulnerabilities in Perl DBI module. This
update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that the Perl DBI module incorrectly opened files outside
of the folder specified in the data source name. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2014-10402)

It was discovered that the Perl DBI module incorrectly handled certain long
strings. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the DBI
module to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2020-14393)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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