[USN-5033-1] Perl vulnerability
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Mon Aug 9 16:06:40 UTC 2021
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5033-1
August 09, 2021
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 21.04
Perl could be made to run arbitrary programs.
- perl: Practical Extraction and Report Language
It was discovered that the Perl Encode library incorrectly handled paths. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to trick the library into
executing arbitrary code from the current working directory.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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