CVE-2020-10878

NameCVE-2020-10878
DescriptionPerl before 5.30.3 has an integer overflow related to mishandling of a "PL_regkind[OP(n)] == NOTHING" situation. A crafted regular expression could lead to malformed bytecode with a possibility of instruction injection.
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
Debian Bugs962005

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+deb9u5vulnerable
buster5.28.1-6+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid5.30.3-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
perlsourcestretch5.24.1-3+deb9u7
perlsourcebuster5.28.1-6+deb10u1
perlsource(unstable)5.30.3-1962005

Notes

https://github.com/perl/perl5/commit/0a320d753fe7fca03df259a4dfd8e641e51edaa8 (v5.30.3)
https://github.com/perl/perl5/commit/3295b48defa0f8570114877b063fe546dd348b3c (v5.30.3)

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