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Perl 5.005_03 and newer local root exploit


A new local root compromise has been detected in Perl 5.005_03 and
later versions.  This seems to affect most, if not all Linux
distributions.  If you're not using Perl on your system, please remove
it completely and await fixed package announcements.

I'll keep you posted on the status of patches and new packages.

This is a VERY SERIOUS problem for anyone who has given shells to
people on his/her machine and has Perl installed.


-- Raju