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Mandriva Advisories

Package name eperl
Date March 7th, 2001
Advisory ID MDKSA-2001:027
Affected versions 7.1, 7.2, CS1.0
Synopsis Updated eperl packages fix potential buffer overflows

Problem Description

Several potential buffer overflows in the ePerl package have been found
by Fumitoshi Ukai and Denis Barbier. When eperl is installed setuid
root, it can switch to the UID/GID of the script's owner. Although
Linux-Mandrake does not ship the program setuid root, this is a useful
feature which some users may have activated locally on their own.
There is also the potential for a remote vulnerability as well.

Updated Packages

Mandrakelinux 7.1

 29d22c99cf995c7dd90f34467e0ae202  7.1/RPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.i586.rpm
405b9b51f07abeb04809453c1b5eb7b6  7.1/SRPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 7.2

 e48bdd9d10fadb000650592dc97c601d  7.2/RPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.1mdk.i586.rpm
6c4caf6f01729418940a5b266ca34969  7.2/SRPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.1mdk.src.rpm

Corporate Server 1.0.1

 29d22c99cf995c7dd90f34467e0ae202  1.0.1/RPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.i586.rpm
405b9b51f07abeb04809453c1b5eb7b6  1.0.1/SRPMS/eperl-2.2.14-7.2mdk.src.rpm


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