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Debian: Security update for Perl

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the Perl programming language. The x operator could cause the Perl interpreter to crash if very long strings were created. The CGI module does not properly escape LF characters in the Set-Cookie and P3P headers.

Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2586-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                                          
December 11, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : perl
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5195 CVE-2012-5526
Debian Bug     : 689314 693420 695223

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the Perl
programming language:

CVE-2012-5195
  The "x" operator could cause the Perl interpreter to crash
  if very long strings were created.

CVE-2012-5526
  The CGI module does not properly escape LF characters
  in the Set-Cookie and P3P headers.

In addition, this update adds a warning to the Storable documentation
that this package is not suitable for deserializing untrusted data.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 5.10.1-17squeeze4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 5.14.2-16.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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