Package perl: Information

Source package: perl
Version: 5.12.5-alt2.M60T.1
Build time:  Mar 12, 2013, 11:27 AM
Category: Development/Perl
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License: GPL or Artistic
Summary: Practical Extraction and Report Language
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 (and what it excels
at) are probably system administration utilities and web programming.
A large proportion of the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl.

List of rpms provided by this srpm:
perl-DBM (x86_64, i586)
perl-DBM-debuginfo (x86_64, i586)
perl-base (x86_64, i586)
perl-base-debuginfo (x86_64, i586)
perl-devel (x86_64, i586)
perl-devel-debuginfo (x86_64, i586)
perl-pod (noarch)
perl-threads (x86_64, i586)
perl-threads-debuginfo (x86_64, i586)
perl-unicore (noarch)
perl4-compat (noarch)

Maintainer: Alexey Tourbin

    1. libdb4-devel
    2. /proc
    3. libgdbm-devel

Last changed

March 12, 2013 Vladimir Lettiev 1:5.12.5-alt2.M60T.1
- Fixed CVE-2013-1667: memory exhaustion with arbitrary hash keys
Nov. 10, 2012 Vladimir Lettiev 1:5.12.5-alt1.M60T.1
- 5.12.3 -> 5.12.5
- Security fixes:
  * CVE-2011-2728: File::Glob::bsd_glob() memory error with GLOB_ALTDIRFUNC
  * CVE-2012-5195: Heap buffer overrun in 'x' string repeat operator
- Applied fix for bug #26249
April 18, 2011 Dmitry V. Levin 1:5.12.3-alt4
- Reverted the change in XS functions prototypes introduced in previous
  release, due to massive build breakage (closes: #23793).