Public Date:
2012-A-0148, 2012-A-0153
743010: CVE-2011-3597 Perl Digest improper control of generation of code

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Eval injection vulnerability in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3597 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 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 5 (perl) RHSA-2011:1797 2011-12-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (perl) RHSA-2011:1797 2011-12-08
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (perl) RHSA-2011:1424 2011-11-03