Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2267-1 perl -- restriction bypass
- Date Reported:
- 01 Jul 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 631529.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2010-1447.
- More information:
It was discovered that Perl's Safe module - a module to compile and execute code in restricted compartments - could be bypassed.
Please note that this update is known to break Petal, an XML-based templating engine (shipped with Debian 6.0/Squeeze in the package libpetal-perl, see bug #582805 for details). A fix is not yet available. If you use Petal, you might consider to put the previous Perl packages on hold.
For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 5.10.0-19lenny5.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 5.10.1-17squeeze2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 5.12.3-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.