[SECURITY] Fedora Core 6 Update: perl-5.8.8-12

Robin Norwood rnorwood at redhat.com
Mon Dec 3 16:22:07 UTC 2007

Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 6
Name        : perl
Version     : 5.8.8
Release     : 12
Summary     : The Perl programming language
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk
and shell scripting.  Perl is good at handling processes and files,
and is especially good at handling text.  Perl's hallmarks are
practicality and efficiency.  While it is used to do a lot of
different things, Perl's most common applications are system
administration utilities and web programming.  A large proportion of
the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl.  You need the perl
package installed on your system so that your system can handle Perl

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your
system to handle Perl scripts.

Update Information:

This update resolves CVE-2007-5116, fixing a security issue
with perl's regex parser.
* Mon Nov 12 2007 Robin Norwood <rnorwood at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-12
- fix for CVE-2007-5116
* Sat Aug 18 2007 Stepan Kasal <skasal at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-11
- Fix the License tags.

This update can be downloaded from:

e10d40ba71d4dcacdca56bcd9ca55e54c41bc9e0  SRPMS/perl-5.8.8-12.src.rpm
e10d40ba71d4dcacdca56bcd9ca55e54c41bc9e0  noarch/perl-5.8.8-12.src.rpm
7fbc0cf444ac148c12683e614f53b798ab65d367  ppc/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-12.ppc.rpm
153d19afcd11b5cf2e4d3f67d479a7fce6546d0d  ppc/perl-5.8.8-12.ppc.rpm
45b597fcce59d539ac935f29ffe876f21c81d002  ppc/perl-suidperl-5.8.8-12.ppc.rpm
a8529bf51cc62f54fc8f65644b38d3979af1f89a  x86_64/perl-5.8.8-12.x86_64.rpm
a14840946f074a2835d5e452d6fd2f8b5acab8b3  x86_64/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-12.x86_64.rpm
e25954d9fc86e9df31f25632f1b90a7192610dd5  x86_64/perl-suidperl-5.8.8-12.x86_64.rpm
8ae187f01dd5596551c660334131a0e88607d7f3  i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.8-12.i386.rpm
2b8f5896286c45ff379a2f72cf3f748d5479df5e  i386/perl-5.8.8-12.i386.rpm
7ad788e2a3710ad5fc2319c17556229b6da37a8e  i386/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-12.i386.rpm

This update can be installed with the 'yum' update program.  Use 'yum update
package-name' at the command line.  For more information, refer to 'Managing
Software with yum,' available at http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/yum/.

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