[SECURITY] Fedora 21 Update: perl-Module-Signature-0.78-1.fc21

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Fedora Update Notification
2015-04-09 04:58:00

Name        : perl-Module-Signature
Product     : Fedora 21
Version     : 0.78
Release     : 1.fc21
URL         : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Module-Signature/
Summary     : CPAN signature management utilities and modules
Description :
This package contains a command line tool and module for checking and creating
SIGNATURE files for Perl CPAN distributions.

Update Information:

This update addresses various security issues in perl-Module-Signature as described below. The default behavior is also changed so as to ignore any MANIFEST.SKIP files unless a "skip" parameter is specified. An updated version of perl-Test-Signature that accounts for the changed default behavior is included in this update.

Security issues:

 * Module::Signature before version 0.75 could be tricked into interpreting the unsigned portion of a SIGNATURE file as the signed portion due to faulty parsing of the PGP signature boundaries.

 * When verifying the contents of a CPAN module, Module::Signature before version 0.75 ignored some files in the extracted tarball that were not listed in the signature file. This included some files in the t/ directory that would execute
automatically during "make test".

 * Module::Signature before version 0.75 used two argument open() calls to read the files when generating checksums from the signed manifest. This allowed embedding arbitrary shell commands into the SIGNATURE file that would execute during the signature verification process.

 * Module::Signature before version 0.75 has been loading several modules at runtime inside the extracted module directory. Modules like Text::Diff are not guaranteed to be available on all platforms and could be added to a malicious
module so that they would load from the '.' path in @INC.


* Thu Apr  9 2015 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> - 0.78-1
- Update to 0.78
  - Fix verify() use from cpanm and CPAN.pm
* Wed Apr  8 2015 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> - 0.77-1
- Update to 0.77
  - Include the latest public keys of PAUSE, ANDK and AUDREYT
  - Clarify scripts/cpansign copyright to CC0 (#965126, CPAN RT#85466)
* Wed Apr  8 2015 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> - 0.76-1
- Update to 0.76
  - Fix signature tests by defaulting to verify(skip=>1) when
    $ENV{TEST_SIGNATURE} is true
* Tue Apr  7 2015 Paul Howarth <paul at city-fan.org> - 0.75-1
- Update to 0.75
  - Fix GPG signature parsing logic
  - MANIFEST.SKIP is no longer consulted unless --skip is given
  - Properly use open() modes to avoid injection attacks
  - More protection of @INC from relative paths
- Don't try to run the signature test, which needs the network
* Wed Aug 27 2014 Jitka Plesnikova <jplesnik at redhat.com> - 0.73-5
- Perl 5.20 rebuild

  [ 1 ] Bug #1209911 - perl-Module-Signature: unsigned files interpreted as signed in some circumstances
  [ 2 ] Bug #1209915 - perl-Module-Signature: arbitrary code execution during test phase
  [ 3 ] Bug #1209917 - perl-Module-Signature: arbitrary code execution when verifying module signatures
  [ 4 ] Bug #1209918 - perl-Module-Signature: arbitrary modules loading in some circumstances

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use
su -c 'yum update perl-Module-Signature' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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