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CVE-2015-8607

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Overview

The canonpath function in the File::Spec module in PathTools before 3.62, as used in Perl, does not properly preserve the taint attribute of data, which might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass the taint protection mechanism via a crafted string.

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-75
Posted Jan 30, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201701-75 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Perl, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 5.22.3_rc4 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, perl, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-8607, CVE-2015-8853, CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2016-2381, CVE-2016-6185
MD5 | aadc81a6433dc3251362cd7f85b56bd8
HP Security Bulletin HPSBNS03635 1
Posted Aug 22, 2016
Authored by HP | Site hp.com

HP Security Bulletin HPSBNS03635 1 - Multiple potential remote and local vulnerabilities impacting Perl and PHP have been addressed by HPE NonStop Servers OSS Script Languages. The vulnerabilities include Perl's opportunistic loading of optional modules which might allow local users to gain elevation of privilege via a Trojan horse library under the current working directory. Revision 1 of this advisory.

tags | advisory, remote, local, trojan, perl, php, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2013-7456, CVE-2014-4330, CVE-2015-8383, CVE-2015-8386, CVE-2015-8387, CVE-2015-8389, CVE-2015-8390, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8393, CVE-2015-8394, CVE-2015-8607, CVE-2015-8853, CVE-2015-8865, CVE-2015-8874, CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2016-1903, CVE-2016-2381, CVE-2016-2554, CVE-2016-3074, CVE-2016-4070, CVE-2016-4071, CVE-2016-4072, CVE-2016-4073, CVE-2016-4342, CVE-2016-4343, CVE-2016-4537, CVE-2016-4538, CVE-2016-4539
MD5 | 208143266211c16a2e73608c2b984f2c
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2878-1
Posted Jan 21, 2016
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2878-1 - David Golden discovered that the canonpath function in the Perl File::Spec module did not properly preserve the taint attribute. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass the taint protection mechanism.

tags | advisory, perl
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-8607
MD5 | 2b434ec6295509ca278fb39405053259
Debian Security Advisory 3441-1
Posted Jan 11, 2016
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3441-1 - David Golden of MongoDB discovered that File::Spec::canonpath() in Perl returned untainted strings even if passed tainted input. This defect undermines taint propagation, which is sometimes used to ensure that unvalidated user input does not reach sensitive code.

tags | advisory, perl
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2015-8607
MD5 | 460e34d4e28b918ef614612d5da1ced2
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