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Bug 385487 (CVE-2011-3597) - <perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0 "Digest->new()" Code Injection Vulnerability (CVE-2011-3597)
Summary: <perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0 "Digest->new()" Code Injection Vulnerability (...
Alias: CVE-2011-3597
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B1 [glsa]
Depends on: 458122
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Reported: 2011-10-03 11:57 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2014-01-29 08:34 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2011-10-03 11:57:17 UTC
From secunia security advisory at $URL:

The vulnerability is caused due to the "Digest->new()" function not properly sanitising input before using it in an "eval()" call, which can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary Perl code.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.17.

Update to version 1.17.
Comment 1 Sean Amoss gentoo-dev Security 2012-01-14 17:44:05 UTC
@perl, can we proceed with stabilization of perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0? Thanks.
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-02-21 03:57:20 UTC
CVE-2011-3597 (
  Eval injection in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows
  context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new
Comment 3 Mikle Kolyada archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2013-08-18 13:28:43 UTC
It's already stabilized in bug 458122
Comment 4 Sergey Popov gentoo-dev 2013-08-22 09:44:18 UTC

New GLSA request filed
Comment 5 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2014-01-29 08:34:51 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201401-33 at
by GLSA coordinator Mikle Kolyada (Zlogene).