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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-2
Posted Jun 13, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3684-2 - USN-3684-1 fixed a vulnerability in perl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. 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 | 3135393621809372c38283ed1d484e3ae13df25078adbbf65e4f925efff3b92b

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-2
June 13, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

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:

USN-3684-1 fixed a vulnerability in perl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
perl 5.14.2-6ubuntu2.8

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-1
CVE-2018-12015
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