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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3834-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3834-1
Posted Dec 3, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3834-1 - Jayakrishna Menon discovered that Perl incorrectly handled Perl_my_setenv. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, perl
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-18311, CVE-2018-18312, CVE-2018-18313, CVE-2018-18314
MD5 | d49d4e952670e88373b599e721903471

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3834-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3834-1
December 03, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Perl.

Software Description:
- perl: Practical Extraction and Report Language

Details:

Jayakrishna Menon discovered that Perl incorrectly handled Perl_my_setenv.
An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-18311)

Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10.
(CVE-2018-18312)

Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18313)

Jakub Wilk discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04
LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-18314)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
perl 5.26.2-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
perl 5.26.1-6ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
perl 5.22.1-9ubuntu0.6

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
perl 5.18.2-2ubuntu1.7

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3834-1
CVE-2018-18311, CVE-2018-18312, CVE-2018-18313, CVE-2018-18314

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.2-7ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.1-6ubuntu0.3
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.22.1-9ubuntu0.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.18.2-2ubuntu1.7
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