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USN-6112-2: Perl vulnerability

5 June 2023

Perl could be made to install modules from untrusted sources.

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Releases

Packages

  • perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language

Details

USN-6112-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Perl. This update provides the
corresponding updates for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu
22.10, and Ubuntu 23.04.

Original advisory 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 23.04
Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6112-1: perl-modules-5.26, libperl5.22, perl-doc, perl, libperl-dev, perl-base, perl-debug, libperl5.26, perl-modules, libcgi-fast-perl, perl-modules-5.22, libperl5.18