Executive Summary

Summary
Title Perl vulnerabilities
Informations
NameUSN-3834-1First vendor Publication2018-12-03
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2018-12-03
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

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Detail

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Perl.

Software Description: - perl: Practical Extraction and Report Language

Details:

Jayakrishna Menon discovered that Perl incorrectly handled Perl_my_setenv. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-18311)

Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-18312)

Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18313)

Jakub Wilk discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-18314)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10:
perl 5.26.2-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
perl 5.26.1-6ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
perl 5.22.1-9ubuntu0.6

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
perl 5.18.2-2ubuntu1.7

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3834-1
CVE-2018-18311, CVE-2018-18312, CVE-2018-18313, CVE-2018-18314

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.2-7ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.1-6ubuntu0.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.22.1-9ubuntu0.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.18.2-2ubuntu1.7

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3834-1

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2018-12-01Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security update.
File : debian_DLA-1601.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-11-30Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-4347.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2018-12-08 17:21:11
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2018-12-07 17:21:23
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2018-12-03 21:21:46
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2018-12-03 21:19:02
  • First insertion