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perl 5.22.2 updates

Security fix for CVE-2016-1238

  • Vendor: Fedora
  • Vendor ID: FEDORA-2016-e9e5c081d4
  • Date: August 04, 2016


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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2016-e9e5c081d4
2016-08-04 20:29:49.823156
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Name : perl
Product : Fedora 24
Version : 5.22.2
Release : 362.fc24
URL : http://www.perl.org/
Summary : Practical Extraction and Report Language
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk and shell
scripting. Perl is good at handling processes and files, and is especially
good at handling text. Perl's hallmarks are practicality and efficiency.
While it is used to do a lot of different things, Perl's most common
applications are system administration utilities and web programming.

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your system to
handle Perl scripts with /usr/bin/perl interpreter.

If your script requires some Perl modules, you can install them with
"perl(MODULE)" where "MODULE" is a name of required module. E.g. install
"perl(Test::More)" to make Test::More Perl module available.

If you need all the Perl modules that come with upstream Perl sources, so
called core modules, install perl-core package.

If you only need perl run-time as a shared library, i.e. Perl interpreter
embedded into another application, the only essential package is perl-libs.

Perl header files can be found in perl-devel package.

Perl utils like "splain" or "perlbug" can be found in perl-utils package.

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Update Information:

Security fix for CVE-2016-1238
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References:

[ 1 ] Bug #1355695 - CVE-2016-1238 perl: loading of modules from current directory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1355695
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program. Use
su -c 'yum update perl' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key. More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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