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[DSA620] DSA-620-1 perl

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-620-1 perl

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl, the popular
scripting language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:
Jeroen van Wolffelaar discovered that the rmtree() function in the
File::Path module removes directory trees in an insecure manner
which could lead to the removal of arbitrary files and directories
through a symlink attack.
Trustix developers discovered several insecure uses of temporary
files in many modules which permit a local attacker to overwrite
files via a symlink attack.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
version 5.6.1-8.8.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 5.8.4-5.
We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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