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USN-6112-1: Perl vulnerability

29 May 2023

Perl could be made to install modules from untrusted sources.

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Releases

Packages

  • perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language

Details

It was discovered that Perl was not properly verifying TLS certificates
when using CPAN together with HTTP::Tiny to download modules over HTTPS.
If a remote attacker were able to intercept communications, this flaw
could potentially be used to install altered modules.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6112-2: perl-doc, perl-modules-5.30, perl-modules-5.34, libperl5.36, libperl5.30, libperl-dev, perl, perl-debug, libperl5.34, perl-base, perl-modules-5.36