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CVE Reference: CVE-2012-5195

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CVE-2012-5195

Description:
Heap-based buffer overflow in the Perl_repeatcpy function in util.c in Perl 5.12.x before 5.12.5, 5.14.x before 5.14.3, and 5.15.x before 15.15.5 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via the 'x' string repeat operator.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1643-1

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA51457
  Secunia Advisory: SA55314

REDHAT
  http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0685.html

MLIST
  http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg193886.html
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/10/27/1
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/10/26/2

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:113

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2586

CONFIRM
  http://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/commit/2709980d5a193ce6f3a16f0d19879a6560dcde44

BID
  56287


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