Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2878-1
21st January, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 15.04
Perl incorrectly handled the taint attribute.
– Practical Extraction and Report Language
David Golden discovered that the canonpath function in the Perl File::Spec
module did not properly preserve the taint attribute. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to bypass the taint protection mechanism.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
To update your system, please follow these instructions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.