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Posted by Bill Keys   
Previous versions of the perl package contain a buffer overflow in the regular expression parsing code which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code via a program which uses perl to parse untrusted input as a regular expression.

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Foresight Linux Essential Advisory: 2007-0069-1
Published: 2007-11-11

Rating: Minor

Updated Versions:
   perl=/conary.rpath.com@rpl:devel//1/5.8.7-8.2-1
   group-dist=/foresight.rpath.org@fl:1-devel//1/1.4.1-0.2-3

References:
   http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5116

Description:
   Previous versions of the perl package contain a buffer overflow in the
   regular expression parsing code which could allow an attacker to execute
   arbitrary code via a program which uses perl to parse untrusted input as a
   regular expression.

   Foresight Linux does not include any such program by default.

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Copyright 2007 Foresight Linux Project
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.foresightlinux.org/permanent/mit-license.html
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