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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-1
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3684-1 - It was discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain archive files. An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, perl
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-12015
SHA-256 | 9116c49f3236d1aa7d4b651e131df2e4df3c02666112f9add49b6e3f818e4366

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-1
June 13, 2018

perl vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Perl could be made to overwrite arbitrary files if it received
a specially crafted archive file.

Software Description:
- perl: Practical Extraction and Report Language

Details:

It was discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain archive files.
An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
perl 5.26.1-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
perl 5.26.0-8ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
perl 5.22.1-9ubuntu0.5

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
perl 5.18.2-2ubuntu1.6

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-1
CVE-2018-12015

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.1-6ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.0-8ubuntu1.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.22.1-9ubuntu0.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.18.2-2ubuntu1.6
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