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Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 22:36:17 +0100
From: Tim Retout <>
Subject: CVE Request: CPAN perl module Data::UUID symlink attacks

Hi all,

The Perl module Data::UUID from CPAN is vulnerable to symlink attacks.
 This is a widely used Perl module for generating UUIDs.

Details are in the bug report on github:

I believe all released versions are affected - I have confirmed the
issue against 1.219.

Regarding affected distributions, note that Debian and Fedora do not
ship Data::UUID from CPAN - they use OSSP's uuid.  However, at least
Arch and Gentoo seem to ship the CPAN version.

I've not previously requested a CVE id for this, it's an open source
request, and it's not embargoed.

Kind regards,

Tim Retout <>

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