Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1601-1 perl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 Nov 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-18311.
More information:

Jayakrishna Menon and Christophe Hauser discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in Perl_my_setenv leading to a heap-based buffer overflow with attacker-controlled input.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

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