[SECURITY] Fedora 22 Update: perl-5.20.3-329.fc22

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Fedora Update Notification
2016-03-13 09:04:20.340939

Name        : perl
Product     : Fedora 22
Version     : 5.20.3
Release     : 329.fc22
URL         : http://www.perl.org/
Summary     : Practical Extraction and Report Language
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk and shell
scripting.  Perl is good at handling processes and files, and is especially
good at handling text.  Perl's hallmarks are practicality and efficiency.
While it is used to do a lot of different things, Perl's most common
applications are system administration utilities and web programming.  A large
proportion of the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl.  You need the
perl package installed on your system so that your system can handle Perl

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your system to
handle Perl scripts.

Update Information:

Fix manipulating environment variables to align with how glibc handles
duplicated environment variables. Perl now uses the first variable listed in the
environment array and it removes any subsequent entries of the same-named
variable from the array, so that child processes have only one variable instance
in its environment.

  [ 1 ] Bug #1309214 - CVE-2016-2381 perl: ambiguous environment variables handling

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