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UNIRAS Brief - 426/03 - Conectiva - CGI.pm cross site scripting vulnerability in perl



 
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   UNIRAS (UK Govt CERT) Briefing Notice - 426/03 dated 30.07.03  Time: 10:31
 UNIRAS is part of NISCC(National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre)
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Title
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Conectiva Security Advisory:

CGI.pm cross site scripting vulnerability in perl

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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : perl
SUMMARY   : CGI.pm cross site scripting vulnerability
DATE      : 2003-07-29 14:53:00
ID        : CLA-2003:713
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 8, 9

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DESCRIPTION
 Perl is a high-level interpreted programming language well known for
 its flexibility and ability to work with text streams.
 
 obscure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx reported[1] a cross site scripting
 vulnerability in the CGI.pm perl module. This module is used to
 facilitate the creation of web forms and is part of the perl-modules
 RPM package.


SOLUTION
 It is recommended that all users of the CGI.pm module upgrade their
 packages.
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://eyeonsecurity.org/advisories/CGI.pm/adv.html


UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/perl-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/miniperl-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-base-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-devel-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-devel-static-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-doc-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-lib-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-modules-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/perl-utils-5.6.1-19U80_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/SRPMS/perl-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/libperl5.8-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/miniperl-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-base-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-devel-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-devel-static-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-doc-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-modules-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-suidperl-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/9/RPMS/perl-utils-5.8.0-28837U90_2cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 The apt tool can be used to perform RPM packages upgrades:

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en

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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en

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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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Copyright (c) 2003 Conectiva Inc.
http://www.conectiva.com

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