[USN-5033-1] Perl vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Aug 9 16:06:40 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5033-1
August 09, 2021

perl vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 21.04


Perl could be made to run arbitrary programs.

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 21.04:
  perl                            5.32.1-3ubuntu2.1

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


Package Information:

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