Public Date:
912276: CVE-2013-1667 perl: DoS in rehashing code

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The rehash mechanism in Perl 5.8.2 through 5.16.x allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) via a crafted hash key.

Find out more about CVE-2013-1667 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
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
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 2013-03-26
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (perl) RHSA-2013:0685 2013-03-26


Red Hat would like to thank Perl project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Yves Orton as the original issue reporter.