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[SECURITY] Fedora 8 Update: perl-5.8.8-39.fc8



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2008-3392
2008-04-29 20:28:42
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Name        : perl
Product     : Fedora 8
Version     : 5.8.8
Release     : 39.fc8
URL         : http://www.perl.org/
Summary     : The Perl programming 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.  A large proportion of
the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl.  You need the perl
package installed on your system so that your system can handle Perl
scripts.

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your
system to handle Perl scripts.

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ChangeLog:

* Tue Apr 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-39
- perl-5.8.8-CVE-2008-1927.patch - buffer overflow, when using unicode
	characters in regexp
* Wed Mar 19 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-38
- 434865 upgrade Test::Simple
- turn off test on loading Dummy in More.t, can't find module (path problem?)
- 238581: careless use of gethostbyname() in Socket.xs
* Thu Mar 13 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-37
- update CGI, because of broken upload method #431774
* Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-36
- remove conflicts perl-File-Temp. Use obsoletes.
* Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-35
- upgrade Scalar::Util - possible fix for many bugs. Packages dependent on
	this module could work even with use of CPAN modules.
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- Fri Feb 22 2008 Stepan Kasal <skasal redhat com>
- make the obsoletes versioned
- add conflict with any version of perl-File-Temp
- escape the macros in Jan 31 entry
* Mon Feb 18 2008 Bill McGonigle <bill bfccomputing com> - 4:5.8.8-34
- add perl-File-Temp provides/obsolete
- Resolves: rhbz#433836
* Thu Jan 31 2008 Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-33
- create %{_prefix}/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/%{perl_version}/auto and own it
  in base perl (resolves bugzilla 214580)
* Mon Nov 26 2007 Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-32
- break dep loop, fix bugzilla 397881
* Mon Nov 12 2007 Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> - 4:5.8.8-31
- fix for CVE-2007-5116
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #443928 - CVE-2008-1927 perl: double free on regular expressions with utf8 characters
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443928
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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 http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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