[UCI-Linux] [SECURITY] Fedora Core 4 Update: perl-5.8.6-18

Mike Iglesias iglesias at draco.acs.uci.edu
Thu Dec 1 13:18:50 PST 2005

From: "Jason Vas Dias" <jvdias at redhat.com>
To: fedora-announce-list at redhat.com
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 15:12:55 -0500
Subject: [SECURITY] Fedora Core 4 Update: perl-5.8.6-18

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 4
Name        : perl
Version     : 5.8.6                      
Release     : 18                  
Summary     : The Perl programming language.
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk
and shell scripting.  Perl is good at handling processes and files,
and is especially good at handling text.  Perl's hallmarks are
practicality and efficiency.  While it is used to do a lot of
different things, Perl's most common applications are system
administration utilities and web programming.  A large proportion of
the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl.  You need the perl
package installed on your system so that your system can handle Perl

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your
system to handle Perl scripts.

Update Information:

Fixed CVE-2005-3962 / CVE-2005-3912:
backported upstream patch #26240

* Thu Dec  1 2005 Jason Vas Dias <jvdias at redhat.com> - 3:5.8.6-18
- fix bug 174684 / CVE-2005-3962: sprintf integer overflow vulnerability
  backported upstream patch #26240

This update can be downloaded from:

aa078272889a851aeaf38ff508f89872  SRPMS/perl-5.8.6-18.src.rpm
7e93837ef07b54f5c7c6e7d8b0b20ceb  ppc/perl-5.8.6-18.ppc.rpm
0cfeefee1aa0d3c855d6b30fb4760d85  ppc/perl-suidperl-5.8.6-18.ppc.rpm
86f0ba709fdca4f3e8751e13f7612fdb  ppc/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.6-18.ppc.rpm
6c984a1b3fd930daf5f2662aec10591f  x86_64/perl-5.8.6-18.x86_64.rpm
668ff28c97874e5624f87ee1a54f9e21  x86_64/perl-suidperl-5.8.6-18.x86_64.rpm
fd9bc2eb001abfddbaa0c7880909e065  x86_64/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.6-18.x86_64.rpm
896fedda91d64cdd2fcd52590b856eee  i386/perl-5.8.6-18.i386.rpm
2e1d33e6d271418977a573e3e511e88b  i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.6-18.i386.rpm
f615e50d08621f2986a8994416e1d36e  i386/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.6-18.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.  

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