Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4226-1 perl -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Jun 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 900834.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-12015.
- More information:
Jakub Wilk discovered a directory traversal flaw in the Archive::Tar module, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the extracting user via a specially crafted tar archive.
For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u11.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.24.1-3+deb9u4.
We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.
For the detailed security status of perl please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/perl