DescriptionThe _compile function in in the Locale::Maketext implementation in Perl before 5.17.7 does not properly handle backslashes and fully qualified method names during compilation of bracket notation, which allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via crafted input to an application that accepts translation strings from users, as demonstrated by the TWiki application before 5.1.3, and the Foswiki application 1.0.x through 1.0.10 and 1.1.x through 1.1.6.
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)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs509864, 695224

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
perl (PTS)wheezy5.14.2-21+deb7u3fixed
wheezy (security)5.14.2-21+deb7u5fixed
jessie (security), jessie5.20.2-3+deb8u9fixed
stretch (security), stretch5.24.1-3+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid5.26.1-5fixed

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

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