CVE-2016-6185

NameCVE-2016-6185
DescriptionThe XSLoader::load method in XSLoader in Perl does not properly locate .so files when called in a string eval, which might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse library under the current working directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-565-1, DSA-3628-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs829578

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
perl (PTS)wheezy5.14.2-21+deb7u3vulnerable
wheezy (security)5.14.2-21+deb7u5fixed
jessie5.20.2-3+deb8u8fixed
jessie (security)5.20.2-3+deb8u9fixed
stretch (security), stretch5.24.1-3+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid5.26.0-8fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
perlsource(unstable)5.22.2-2medium829578
perlsourcejessie5.20.2-3+deb8u6mediumDSA-3628-1
perlsourcewheezy5.14.2-21+deb7u4mediumDLA-565-1

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