ESB-2018.1142 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][BSD][Debian] perl: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-04-16

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                               ESB-2018.1142
       Perl 'pack()' could case a heap buffer write overflow with a
                             large item count
                               16 April 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           perl
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 7
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
                   BSD variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
                   Denial of Service               -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-6913  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/04/msg00009.html

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Debian. It is recommended that administrators 
         running perl check for an updated version of the software for their
         operating system.

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Package        : perl
Version        : 5.14.2-21+deb7u6
CVE ID         : CVE-2018-6913

GwanYeong Kim reported that 'pack()' could cause a heap buffer write
overflow with a large item count.

For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version
5.14.2-21+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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