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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1927

Original release date: 04/24/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters. NOTE: this issue might only be present on certain operating systems.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10579
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0522
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020253
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-317.htm
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1556
External Source: MISC
Name: http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=48156
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0532
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3399
External Source: BID
Name: 28928
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0011
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-361.htm
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-700-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-0422
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:017
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 44588
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0013.html
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:100
External Source: XF
Name: perl-utf8-dos(41996)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.ipcop.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=41
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3392
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=454792
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-700-2
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2361
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2424
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-17
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090120 rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2265

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10579
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:perl:perl:5.8.8

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