[USN-5030-2] Perl DBI module vulnerabilities

Ian Constantin ian.constantin at canonical.com
Thu Feb 3 18:21:23 UTC 2022

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5030-2
February 03, 2022

libdbi-perl vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in Perl DBI module.

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


USN-5030-1 addressed vulnerabilities in Perl DBI module. This
update provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

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. 

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. (CVE-2020-14393)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   libdbi-perl                     1.634-1ubuntu0.2+esm1

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

   CVE-2014-10402, CVE-2020-14393
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