Novell NetWare Perl handler -v could disclose sensitive information

netware-perl-information-disclosure (9917) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk


A vulnerability in Perl could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information. If a local attacker executes the -v Perl command using the system console, the attacker would cause the Perl version to be returned. An attacker could use this information to launch further attacks against the affected server.


Obtain Information


Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in Novell Technical Information Document 2963307. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • Larry Wall Perl 5.003
  • Novell NetWare 5.1
  • Novell NetWare 6.0


Aug 20, 2002

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