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; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-2586-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs689314
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
perl (PTS)squeeze (security), squeeze5.10.1-17squeeze6fixed
wheezy5.14.2-21+deb7u2fixed
jessie, sid5.20.2-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
perlsource(unstable)5.14.2-14high689314
perlsourcesqueeze5.10.1-17squeeze4highDSA-2586-1

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