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I'm sure most of my fellow monks are aware of the Zlib "Double Free" Vulnerability. The maintainers of the library have stated that over 500 apps on many different platforms may be affected. These include several Perl modules (list is an excerpt of Zlib's list):
  • perl-Compress-Zlib
  • perl-GD
  • perl-Gtk-Perl
  • perl-HTML-Embperl
  • perl-Msql-Mysql-modules
  • perl-Qt
Are my fellow monks satisfied that this is the complete list of modules that are affected? If not, is there a more complete list, or can we build one here?

Have any monks begun to think about a risk mitigation strategy? By this I mean

  • how to track when vulnerable modules are updated and
  • how to ensure that updated modules are pushed out to all the boxes where Perl code is deployed?
Dave Aiello
Chatham Township Data Corporation

In reply to Perl Exposure to Zlib Vulnerability, Mitigation Strategy? by dave_aiello

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