Public Date:
588269: CVE-2010-1447 perl: Safe restriction bypass when reference to subroutine in compartment is called from outside

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Safe (aka module 2.26, and certain earlier versions, for Perl, as used in PostgreSQL 7.4 before 7.4.29, 8.0 before 8.0.25, 8.1 before 8.1.21, 8.2 before 8.2.17, 8.3 before 8.3.11, 8.4 before 8.4.4, and 9.0 Beta before 9.0 Beta 2, allows context-dependent attackers to bypass intended (1) Safe::reval and (2) Safe::rdo access restrictions, and inject and execute arbitrary code, via vectors involving subroutine references and delayed execution.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1447 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (perl) RHSA-2010:0458 2010-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (perl) RHSA-2010:0457 2010-06-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (perl) RHSA-2010:0457 2010-06-07


Red Hat would like to thank Tim Bunce for responsibly reporting this flaw. Upstream credits also Rafaël Garcia-Suarez for discovering of this issue.