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Perl source code archive perl-5.28.0.tar.gz triggers CVE2015-1592 alert in McAfee #280

TheRoundOne opened this issue Oct 3, 2018 · 3 comments


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commented Oct 3, 2018

The file dist/Storable/t/ triggers a trojan alert in the McAfee scanner.
The file performs a test if the vulnerability is still present and the alert is a false positive.

It would be helpful to report this false positive to McAfee so they can update their database.

Alternatively, the file could be obfuscated and re-assembled as part of the build, so that this process does not have to be repeated for every release.


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commented Oct 3, 2018

I ran the archive through and only McAfee of 49 scanners reported this issue.


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commented Dec 1, 2018

The file triggers a pop-up on my computer:

Symantec Endpoint Protection Notification:

Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan
Event: Risk Found!
Security risk detected: Hacktool
File: C:\src\perl\dist\perl-5.28.0-x86_64-9AbTH5QuUX.tmp\perl-5.28.0\dist\Storable\t\
Location: C:\src\perl\dist\perl-5.28.0-x86_64-9AbTH5QuUX.tmp\perl-5.28.0\dist\Storable\t
Action taken: Pending Side Effects Analysis : Access denied
Date found: 1. desember 2018 08:43:29


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commented Dec 1, 2018

Thanks. I've forwarded this to perl5-security-report.

@rspier rspier closed this Dec 1, 2018

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