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perl -- regular expressions unicode data buffer overflow

Affected packages
5.8.* < perl < 5.8.8_1
5.8.* < perl-threaded < 5.8.8_1


VuXML ID 5b47c279-8cb5-11dc-8878-0016179b2dd5
Discovery 2007-11-05
Entry 2007-11-06
Modified 2007-11-07

Red Hat reports:

A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl.


CVE Name CVE-2007-5116