Threat Encyclopedia

ActivePerl.PerlIS.dll.Remote.Buffer.Overflow

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This indicates a possible exploit of a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in Activestate ActivePerl.
The vulnerability is due to insufficient sanitizing of user supplied inputs in the application. An attacker may send a specially crafted URL string containing long file names ending with .pl, .plx or .cgi, causing a buffer overflow condition.

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Activestate ActivePerl 5.6.1 build 629 and earlier versions.

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System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

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Upgrade to Activestate ActivePerl 5.6.1.630 or later versions.

CVE References

CVE-2001-0815

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