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CVE-2011-2939

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-08-09
Bugzilla: 731246: CVE-2011-2939 Perl decode_xs heap-based buffer overflow

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Off-by-one error in the decode_xs function in Unicode/Unicode.xs in the Encode module before 2.44, as used in Perl before 5.15.6, might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted Unicode string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2939 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
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 6 (perl) RHSA-2011:1424 November 03, 2011

External References

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