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CVE-2007-5116

Impact: Important
Public: 2007-11-05
Bugzilla: 323571: CVE-2007-5116 perl regular expression UTF parsing errors

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the polymorphic opcode support in the Regular Expression Engine (regcomp.c) in Perl 5.8 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by switching from byte to Unicode (UTF) characters in a regular expression.

Find out more about CVE-2007-5116 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4) (perl) RHSA-2007:1011 November 05, 2007
Red Hat Certificate System 7.3 for 4AS RHSA-2010:0602 August 04, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (perl) RHSA-2007:0966 November 05, 2007
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (perl) RHSA-2007:0966 November 05, 2007
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (perl) RHSA-2007:0966 November 05, 2007

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry for properly disclosing this issue.

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