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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-6185

The XSLoader::load method in XSLoader in Perl does not properly locate .so files when called in a string eval, which might allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a Trojan horse library under the current working directory.
Publish Date : 2016-08-02 Last Update Date : 2021-09-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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) Execute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-6185

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 17.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 22 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 23 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 24 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Oracle Solaris 10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Oracle Solaris 11.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Perl Perl * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1
Fedoraproject Fedora 3
Oracle Solaris 2
Perl Perl 1

- References For CVE-2016-6185
BID 91685 Perl CVE-2016-6185 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2017-02-01
SECTRACK 1036260[email protected]/message/ITYZJXQH24X2F2LAOQEQAC5KXLYJTJ76/
FEDORA FEDORA-2016-485dff6060[email protected]/message/PRIPTDA6XINBVEJXI2NGLKVEINBREHTN/
MLIST [oss-security] 20160708 Re: CVE Request: perl: XSLoader: could load shared library from incorrect location
MLIST [oss-security] 20160707 CVE Request: perl: XSLoader: could load shared library from incorrect location CONFIRM[email protected]/message/5RFDMASVZLFZYBB2GNTZXU6I76E4NA4V/
FEDORA FEDORA-2016-742bde2be7

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-6185

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