Executive Summary

Summary
Titleperl security update
Informations
NameRHSA-2011:1797First vendor Publication2011-12-08
VendorRedHatLast vendor Modification2011-12-08
Severity (Vendor) ModerateRevision01

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score7.5Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityLow
Cvss Expoit Score10AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Problem Description:

Updated perl packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Description:

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and web programming.

It was found that the "new" constructor of the Digest module used its argument as part of the string expression passed to the eval() function. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary Perl code with the privileges of a Perl program that uses untrusted input as an argument to the constructor. (CVE-2011-3597)

It was found that the Perl CGI module used a hard-coded value for the MIME boundary string in multipart/x-mixed-replace content. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially-crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-2761)

A CRLF injection flaw was found in the way the Perl CGI module processed a sequence of non-whitespace preceded by newline characters in the header. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially-crafted sequence of characters provided to the CGI module. (CVE-2010-4410)

All Perl users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. All running Perl programs must be restarted for this update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

658976 - perl-CGI, perl-CGI-Simple: CVE-2010-2761 - hardcoded MIME boundary value for multipart content, CVE-2010-4410 - CRLF injection allowing HTTP response splitting 743010 - CVE-2011-3597 Perl Digest improper control of generation of code

Original Source

Url : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1797.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-94Failure to Control Generation of Code ('Code Injection')
CWE-20Improper Input Validation

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20547
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20547
Title: VMware vSphere and vCOps updates to third party libraries
Description: The multipart_init function in (1) CGI.pm before 3.50 and (2) Simple.pm in CGI::Simple 1.112 and earlier uses a hardcoded value of the MIME boundary string in multipart/x-mixed-replace content, which allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via crafted input that contains this value, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-3172.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2010-2761
Version: 4
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 4.1
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19764
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19764
Title: VMware vSphere and vCOps updates to third party libraries
Description: CRLF injection vulnerability in the header function in (1) CGI.pm before 3.50 and (2) Simple.pm in CGI::Simple 1.112 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via vectors related to non-whitespace characters preceded by newline characters, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-2761 and CVE-2010-3172.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2010-4410
Version: 4
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 4.1
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22078
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22078
Title: RHSA-2011:1424: perl security update (Moderate)
Description: Eval injection vulnerability in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): RHSA-2011:1424-01
CVE-2011-2939
CVE-2011-3597
Version: 29
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Product(s): perl
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21725
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21725
Title: RHSA-2011:1797: perl security update (Moderate)
Description: Eval injection vulnerability in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): RHSA-2011:1797-01
CESA-2011:1797
CVE-2010-2761
CVE-2010-4410
CVE-2011-3597
Version: 42
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Product(s): perl
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20560
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20560
Title: VMware vSphere and vCOps updates to third party libraries
Description: Eval injection vulnerability in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2011-3597
Version: 4
Platform(s): VMWare ESX Server 4.1
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19446
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19446
Title: Perl Digest Module Code Injection Vulnerability
Description: Eval injection vulnerability in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor.
Family: unix Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2011-3597
Version: 5
Platform(s): IBM AIX 5.3
IBM AIX 6.1
IBM AIX 7.1
Product(s):
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23778
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23778
Title: ELSA-2011:1424: perl security update (Moderate)
Description: Eval injection vulnerability in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2011:1424-01
CVE-2011-2939
CVE-2011-3597
Version: 13
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 6
Product(s): perl
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23231
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23231
Title: ELSA-2011:1797: perl security update (Moderate)
Description: Eval injection vulnerability in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2011:1797-01
CVE-2010-2761
CVE-2010-4410
CVE-2011-3597
Version: 17
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): perl
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27753
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27753
Title: ELSA-2011-1424 -- perl security update (moderate)
Description: [4:5.10.1-119.1] - 731246 (CVE-2011-2939)CVE-2011-2939 heap overflow - decoding Unicode string - 743010 - perl: code injection vulnerability in Digest->new() - Resolves: rhbz#743090, rhbz#743092
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2011-1424
CVE-2011-2939
CVE-2011-3597
Version: 1
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 6
Product(s): perl
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application20
Application154
Application17

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2012-12-04Name : Ubuntu Update for perl USN-1643-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1643_1.nasl
2012-08-31Name : VMSA-2012-0013 VMware vSphere and vCOps updates to third party libraries.
File : nvt/gb_VMSA-2012-0013.nasl
2012-07-30Name : CentOS Update for perl CESA-2011:1797 centos4 x86_64
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2011_1797_perl_centos4_x86_64.nasl
2012-07-30Name : CentOS Update for perl CESA-2011:1797 centos5 x86_64
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2011_1797_perl_centos5_x86_64.nasl
2012-07-09Name : RedHat Update for perl RHSA-2011:1424-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2011_1424-01_perl.nasl
2012-07-09Name : RedHat Update for perl RHSA-2011:0558-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2011_0558-01_perl.nasl
2012-02-12Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201110-03 (bugzilla)
File : nvt/glsa_201110_03.nasl
2012-01-20Name : Mandriva Update for perl MDVSA-2012:008 (perl)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2012_008.nasl
2012-01-20Name : Mandriva Update for perl MDVSA-2012:009 (perl)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2012_009.nasl
2012-01-17Name : Strawberry Perl Modules Multiple Vulnerabilities (Windows)
File : nvt/gb_perl_modules_mult_vuln_win.nasl
2011-12-12Name : CentOS Update for perl CESA-2011:1797 centos4 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2011_1797_perl_centos4_i386.nasl
2011-12-12Name : CentOS Update for perl CESA-2011:1797 centos5 i386
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2011_1797_perl_centos5_i386.nasl
2011-12-09Name : RedHat Update for perl RHSA-2011:1797-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2011_1797-01_perl.nasl
2011-11-03Name : Fedora Update for perl FEDORA-2011-13874
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_13874_perl_fc14.nasl
2011-05-10Name : Ubuntu Update for perl USN-1129-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1129_1.nasl
2011-03-05Name : FreeBSD Ports: bugzilla
File : nvt/freebsd_bugzilla12.nasl
2011-02-04Name : Fedora Update for perl-CGI FEDORA-2011-0640
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_0640_perl-CGI_fc14.nasl
2011-02-04Name : Fedora Update for perl-CGI FEDORA-2011-0654
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_0654_perl-CGI_fc13.nasl
2011-02-04Name : Fedora Update for bugzilla FEDORA-2011-0741
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_0741_bugzilla_fc14.nasl
2011-01-31Name : Fedora Update for perl-CGI-Simple FEDORA-2011-0631
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_0631_perl-CGI-Simple_fc13.nasl
2011-01-31Name : Fedora Update for perl-CGI-Simple FEDORA-2011-0653
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2011_0653_perl-CGI-Simple_fc14.nasl
2011-01-21Name : Mandriva Update for perl-CGI MDVSA-2011:008 (perl-CGI)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2011_008.nasl
2010-12-28Name : Mandriva Update for perl-CGI-Simple MDVSA-2010:252 (perl-CGI-Simple)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2010_252.nasl
2010-12-23Name : Mandriva Update for perl-CGI-Simple MDVSA-2010:250 (perl-CGI-Simple)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2010_250.nasl
2010-12-02Name : Perl CGI.pm Header Values Newline Handling Unspecified Security Vulnerability
File : nvt/gb_perl_CGI_45145.nasl
2010-11-23Name : Mandriva Update for perl-CGI MDVSA-2010:237 (perl-CGI)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2010_237.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
75990Digest Module for Perl Digest->new() Function eval() Call Remote Perl Code...
69589CGI.pm header() Function Newline Character Handling HTTP Header Injection
69588CGI.pm multipart_init() Function multipart/x-mixed-replace MIME Type HTTP Hea...

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

DateDescription
2012-09-27IAVM : 2012-A-0153 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware ESX 4.0 and ESXi 4.0
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0033884
2012-09-13IAVM : 2012-A-0148 - Multiple Vulnerabilities in VMware ESXi 4.1 and ESX 4.1
Severity : Category I - VMSKEY : V0033794

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_3_perl-CGI-Simple-110107.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_3_perl-CGI-Simple-110127.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_3_perl-110112.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-01-30Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201401-33.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-09-04Name : The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
File : ala_ALAS-2011-19.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-1424.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-1797.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-01-30Name : The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.
File : aix_IV10197.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-11-30Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
File : ubuntu_USN-1643-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-31Name : The remote VMware ESXi / ESX host is missing one or more security-related pat...
File : vmware_VMSA-2012-0013.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20110519_perl_on_SL6_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20111103_perl_on_SL6_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20111208_perl_on_SL4_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-19Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2012-008.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-12-12Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2011-1797.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-12-09Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2011-1797.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-11-04Name : The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory RHSA-2011-1424
File : redhat-RHSA-2011-1424.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-11-03Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-13874.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-10-11Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201110-03.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-06-13Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
File : ubuntu_USN-1129-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-05-20Name : The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory RHSA-2011-0558
File : redhat-RHSA-2011-0558.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-05-05Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_2_perl-110112.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-05-05Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_2_perl-CGI-Simple-110107.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-05-05Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_2_perl-CGI-Simple-110127.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-02-03Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-0741.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-02-03Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-0755.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-02-01Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-0640.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-02-01Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-0654.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-31Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-0631.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-31Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2011-0653.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-28Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2011-008.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-26Name : The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.
File : freebsd_pkg_c8c927e5289111e08f2600151735203a.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-21Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_perl-7316.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-21Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_11_perl-110112.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-11-16Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2010-237.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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