RHSA-2008:0532 - Security Advisory
Important: perl security update
Security Advisory: Important
Updated perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red
Hat Application Stack v1.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system
administration utilities and Web programming.
A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. A specially crafted
regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow,
causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927)
Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Application Stack 1 1 x86_64
- Red Hat Application Stack 1 1 i386
- BZ - 443928 - CVE-2008-1927 perl: heap corruption by regular expressions with utf8 characters
Red Hat Application Stack 1 1