USN-3825-1: mod_perl vulnerability

libapache2-mod-perl2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

mod_perl could be made to run programs contrary to expectations.

Software Description

  • libapache2-mod-perl2 – Integration of perl with the Apache2 web server

Details

Jan Ingvoldstad discovered that mod_perl incorrectly handled configuration
options to disable being used by unprivileged users, contrary to the
documentation. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary Perl code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10
libapache2-mod-perl22.0.10-2ubuntu3.18.10.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-perl22.0.10-2ubuntu3.18.04.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-perl22.0.9-4ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
libapache2-mod-perl22.0.8+httpd24-r1449661-6ubuntu2.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3825-1: mod_perl vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3825-1: mod_perl vulnerability.

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