Debian Security Advisory

DLA-978-1 perl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
05 Jun 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 863870.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6512.
More information:

The cPanel Security Team reported a time of check to time of use (TOCTTOU) race condition flaw in File::Path, a core module from Perl to create or remove directory trees. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to set the mode on an attacker-chosen file to an attacker-chosen value.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 5.14.2-21+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

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