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Buffer overflow in the polymorphic opcode support in the Regular Expression Engine (regcomp.c) in Perl 5.8 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by switching from byte to Unicode (UTF) characters in a regular expression.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10669

Buffer overflow in the polymorphic opcode support in the Regular Expression Engine (regcomp.c) in Perl 5.8 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by switching from byte to Unicode (UTF) characters in a regular expression.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-5116
Product(s):