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Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:53:41 +0200
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: CPAN perl module Data::UUID symlink

Hi Tim,

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:36:17PM +0100, Tim Retout wrote:
> 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.

Only a short comment on this: For Debian this will change as there is a
Intent to Package bugreport pending and package in NEW queue waiting
to be accepted into the archive.



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