[USN-5030-1] Perl DBI module vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Aug 4 12:33:49 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5030-1
August 04, 2021

libdbi-perl vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Perl DBI module.

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


It was discovered that the Perl DBI module incorrectly opened files outside
of the folder specified in the data source name. A remote attacker could
possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2014-10402)

It was discovered that the Perl DBI module incorrectly handled certain long
strings. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause the DBI
module to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14393)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  libdbi-perl                     1.643-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libdbi-perl                     1.640-1ubuntu0.3

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

  CVE-2014-10402, CVE-2020-14393

Package Information:

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