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[DSA943] DSA-943-1 perl Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Jack Louis discovered an integer overflow in Perl, Larry Wall's
Practical Extraction and Report Language, that allows attackers to
overwrite arbitrary memory and possibly execute arbitrary code via
specially crafted content that is passed to vulnerable format strings
of third party software.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not seem to be affected by
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-943
Threat Level: High
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