“perl” 5.8.8-12ubuntu0.8 source package in Ubuntu
perl (5.8.8-12ubuntu0.8) hardy-security; urgency=low * SECURITY UPDATE: algorithmic complexity attack on hash keys - debian/patches/79_CVE-2013-1667: fix hsplit() in hv.c, fix tests in t/op/hash.t. - CVE-2013-1667 -- Marc Deslauriers <email address hidden> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:32:01 -0400
Binary packages built by this source
- libcgi-fast-perl: CGI::Fast Perl module
CGI::Fast is a subclass of the CGI object created by CGI.pm. It is
specialized to work well with the Open Market FastCGI standard, which
greatly speeds up CGI scripts by turning them into persistently running
server processes. Scripts that perform time-consuming initialization
processes, such as loading large modules or opening persistent database
connections, will see large performance improvements.
- libperl-dev: Perl library: development files
Files for developing applications which embed a Perl interpreter and for
programs compiled with perlcc.
- libperl5.8: Shared Perl library
This package is required by programs which embed a Perl interpreter to
ensure that the correct version of `perl-base' is installed. It
additionally contains the shared Perl library on architectures where the
perl binary is linked to libperl.a (currently only i386, for performance
reasons). In other cases the actual library is in the `perl-base' package.
- perl: Larry Wall's Practical Extraction and Report Language
An interpreted scripting language, known among some as "Unix's Swiss
Perl is optimised for scanning arbitrary text files and system
administration. It has built-in extended regular expression matching
and replacement, a data-flow mechanism to improve security with
setuid scripts and is extensible via modules that can interface to C
- perl-base: The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
A scripting language with delusions of full language-hood, Perl is used
in many system scripts and utilities.
This is a stripped down Perl with only essential libraries. To make
full use of Perl, you'll want to install the `perl', `perl-modules' and
optionally `perl-doc' packages which supplement this one.
- perl-debug: Debug-enabled Perl interpreter
debugperl provides a debug-enabled version of Perl which can produce
extensive information about the interpreter as it compiles and executes
a program (see the -D switch in perlrun(1)).
Note that this package is primarily of use in debugging *Perl* rather
than perl programs, which may be traced/debugged using the standard
perl binary using the -d switch (see perldebug(1)).
- perl-doc: Perl documentation
Perl manual pages, POD documentation and the `perldoc' program. If you are
writing Perl programs, you almost certainly need this.
- perl-modules: Core Perl modules
Architecture independent Perl modules. These modules are part of Perl and
required if the `perl' package is installed.
- perl-suid: Runs setuid Perl scripts
suidperl is a setuid root helper program which is invoked by perl when
executing scripts with setuid/gid bits set on systems (like linux) which
don't have support setuid script execution natively in the kernel.
Usage of this program is now strongly deprecated upstream and support
(along with this package) will probably be removed in 5.10.