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Debian: New perl packages fix cross-site scripting

A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the start_form() function in This function outputs user-controlled data into the action attribute of a form element without sanitizing it, allowing a remote user to execute arbitrary web script within the context of the generated page. Any program which uses this function in the module may be affected. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 371-1                                        Matt Zimmerman
August 11th, 2003             
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Package        : perl
Vulnerability  : cross-site scripting
Problem-Type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0615

A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the start_form()
function in  This function outputs user-controlled data into
the action attribute of a form element without sanitizing it, allowing
a remote user to execute arbitrary web script within the context of
the generated page.  Any program which uses this function in the module may be affected.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed
in version 5.6.1-8.3.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 5.8.0-19.

We recommend that you update your perl package.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  Source archives:
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  Architecture independent components:
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  Alpha architecture:
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  ARM architecture:
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  Intel IA-64 architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    45350 6bc4e7f9b5c1f19b36577159e85c413d

  HP Precision architecture:
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  Big endian MIPS architecture:
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  Little endian MIPS architecture:
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      Size/MD5 checksum:    28666 cc01f392ea36e3e67c1f74069a9f4c09

  PowerPC architecture:
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  IBM S/390 architecture:
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  Sun Sparc architecture:
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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