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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA996] DSA-996-1 libcrypt-cbc-perl Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-996-1 libcrypt-cbc-perl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Lincoln Stein discovered that the Perl Crypt::CBC module produces weak
ciphertext when used with block encryption algorithms with blocksize >
8 bytes.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain a Crypt::CBC module.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.12-1sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 2.17-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libcrypt-cbc-perl package.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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