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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-1927

Double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters. NOTE: this issue might only be present on certain operating systems.
Publish Date : 2008-04-24 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceMemory corruption
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-04-20 2007-12-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-1927 unix
Double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corrupti... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10579 unix
DSA-1556 perl -- heap buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8071 unix
DSA-1556-2 perl - denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20069 unix
ELSA-2008:0522: perl security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22433 unix
RHSA-2008:0522: perl security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080522 unix
USN-700-1 -- libarchive-tar-perl, perl vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21014 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-1927

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Perl Perl 5.8.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Perl Perl 1

- References For CVE-2008-1927
BUGTRAQ 20090120 rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl
BID 28928 Perl Unicode 'Q...E' Quoting Construct Regular Expression Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-08-05
SECTRACK 1020253
VUPEN ADV-2008-2265
VUPEN ADV-2008-2361
VUPEN ADV-2008-2424
VUPEN ADV-2009-0422
XF perl-utf8-dos(41996)
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0522

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-1927

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