Perl root exploit in Slackware 7.1 & -current

Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2000 15:59:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Slackware Security Team security@slackware.com
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] Perl root exploit in Slackware 7.1 & -current

A root exploit was found in the /usr/bin/suidperl5.6.0 program that
shipped with the Slackware 7.1 perl.tgz package.

It is recommended that all users of Slackware 7.1 (and -current) upgrade
to the perl.tgz package available in the Slackware -current branch.

   perl 5.6.0 AVAILABLE - (d1/perl.tgz)

      The root exploit in /usr/bin/suidperl5.6.0 has been patched.  Hack
      attempts are now logged to /var/log/syslog.  The new perl.tgz
      package is available from:


      Here are the md5sums and checksums for the packages:

         1027099174 6464627 ./perl.tgz
         0dfc1c46e3dd22033850fc69928588ec  ./perl.tgz

      If you have downloaded the new perl.tgz package, you should bring
      the system into runlevel 1 and run upgradepkg on it:

         # telinit 1
         # upgradepkg perl.tgz
         # telinit 3

Remember, it's also a good idea to backup configuration files before
upgrading packages.

- Slackware Linux Security Team

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