[USN-3825-2] mod_perl vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu Nov 22 13:09:34 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3825-2
November 22, 2018

libapache2-mod-perl2 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


mod_perl could be made to run programs contrary to expectations.

Software Description:
- libapache2-mod-perl2: Integration of perl with the Apache2 web server


USN-3825-1 fixed a vulnerability in mod_perl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 Jan Ingvoldstad discovered that mod_perl incorrectly handled
 configuration options to disable being used by unprivileged users,
 contrary to the documentation. A local attacker could possibly use
 this issue to execute arbitrary Perl code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  libapache2-mod-perl2            2.0.5-5ubuntu1.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary

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