[USN-4503-1] Perl DBI module vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Sep 16 14:12:39 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4503-1
September 16, 2020

libdbi-perl vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Perl DBI module could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a
specially manipulated call.

Software Description:
- libdbi-perl: Perl Database Interface (DBI)


It was discovered that Perl DBI module incorrectly handled certain calls.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libdbi-perl                     1.640-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  libdbi-perl                     1.634-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  libdbi-perl                     1.630-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  libdbi-perl                     1.616-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:
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