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<title>Perl: Execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
A double free vulnerability was discovered in Perl, possibly resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code and a Denial of Service.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">perl libperl</product>
<announced>May 20, 2008</announced>
<revised>May 20, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>219203</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-lang/perl" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.8.8-r5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.8.8-r5</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="sys-devel/libperl" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.8.8-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.8.8-r2</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Perl is a stable, cross platform programming language.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team have reported
a double free vulnerability when processing a crafted regular
expression containing UTF-8 characters.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-lang/perl-5.8.8-r5&quot;</code>
<p>
All libperl users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sys-devel/libperl-5.8.8-r2&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1927">CVE-2008-1927</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 17 May 2008 10:42:17 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 17 May 2008 10:42:31 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 17 May 2008 13:52:28 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
</glsa>