CVE-2012-5195

NameCVE-2012-5195
DescriptionHeap-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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2586-1
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs689314

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
perl (PTS)stretch5.24.1-3+deb9u7fixed
stretch (security)5.24.1-3+deb9u5fixed
buster5.28.1-6+deb10u1fixed
bullseye5.32.1-4+deb11u2fixed
bullseye (security)5.32.1-4+deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid5.32.1-6fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
perlsourcesqueeze5.10.1-17squeeze4DSA-2586-1
perlsource(unstable)5.14.2-14689314

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