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CVE-2012-6329

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-12-04
Bugzilla: 884354: CVE-2012-6329 perl: possible arbitrary code execution via Locale::Maketext

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The _compile function in Maketext.pm in the Locale::Maketext implementation in Perl before 5.17.7 does not properly handle backslashes and fully qualified method names during compilation of bracket notation, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via crafted input to an application that accepts translation strings from users, as demonstrated by the TWiki application before 5.1.3, and the Foswiki application 1.0.x through 1.0.10 and 1.1.x through 1.1.6.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6329 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 5 (perl) RHSA-2013:0685 March 26, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (perl) RHSA-2013:0685 March 26, 2013

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