Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3873-1 perl -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 05 Jun 2017
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 863870.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-6512.
- More information:
The cPanel Security Team reported a time of check to time of use (TOCTTOU) race condition flaw in File::Path, a core module from Perl to create or remove directory trees. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to set the mode on an attacker-chosen file to a attacker-chosen value.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u7.
For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.24.1-3.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 5.24.1-3.
We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.