GLSA-200508-17 : libpcre: Heap integer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-17
(libpcre: Heap integer overflow)

libpcre fails to check certain quantifier values in regular
expressions for sane values.

Impact :

An attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code by sending specially crafted regular expressions to
applications making use of the libpcre library.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Aug/1014744.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-17.xml

Solution :

All libpcre users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libpcre-6.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19537 (gentoo_GLSA-200508-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491