USN-2099-1: Perl vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2099-1
5th February, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Perl could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted Locale::Maketext templates.
- perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language
It was discovered that Perl's Locale::Maketext module incorrectly handled
backslashes and fully qualified method names. An attacker could possibly
use this flaw to execute arbitrary code when an application used untrusted
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- perl-modules 5.14.2-13ubuntu0.3
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- perl-modules 5.14.2-6ubuntu2.4
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- perl-modules 5.10.1-8ubuntu2.4
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.