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<glsa id="201401-33">
<title>Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability has been found in the Digest-Base Perl module,
allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">digest-base</product>
<announced>January 29, 2014</announced>
<revised>January 29, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="perl-core/digest-base" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.170.0</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.170.0</vulnerable>
<p>Digest-Base is a set of Perl modules that calculate message digests</p>
<p>The vulnerability is caused due to the “Digest-&gt;new()” function
not properly sanitising input before using it in an “eval()” call.
<impact type="high">
<p>The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.</p>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Digest-Base module users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0"
<uri link="">CVE-2011-3597</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:43:15 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:01:48 +0000">