Patch  oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20050880
RHSA-2005:880: perl security update (Moderate)  

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and Web programming.
An integer overflow bug was found in Perl's format string processor. It is possible for an attacker to cause perl to crash or execute arbitrary code if the attacker is able to process a malicious format string. This issue is only exploitable through a script which passes arbitrary untrusted strings to the format string processor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-3962 to this issue.
Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues as well as fixes for several bugs.
Create Date: 2005-12-20 Last Update Date: 2008-03-20

Affected Platforms/Products

Affected Products (CPE + CVE references)
Platforms: unix (from OVAL definitions)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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Criteria

The patch should be installed
IF : All of the following are true
IF : Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20050025001. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : Any one of the following are true
IF : All of the following are true
IF : perl is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20050103003. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : perl is earlier than 3:5.8.5-24.RHEL4
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20050880002. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : All of the following are true
IF : perl-suidperl is signed with Red Hat master key
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20050103005. Please see help for possible reasons
IF : perl-suidperl is earlier than 3:5.8.5-24.RHEL4
WARNING! Unknown test oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20050880004. Please see help for possible reasons

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