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<glsa id="201507-11">
<title>Perl: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in Perl allows a remote attacker to cause Denial of
<product type="ebuild">perl</product>
<announced>July 10, 2015</announced>
<revised>July 10, 2015: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-lang/perl" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">5.20.1-r4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">5.20.1-r4</vulnerable>
<p>Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language.</p>
<p>S_regmatch() function lacks proper checks before passing arguments to
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could send a specially crafted input, possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-lang/perl-5.20.1-r4"
<uri link="">CVE-2013-7422</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:10:08 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 10 Jul 2015 08:19:35 +0000">Zlogene</metadata>