Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : pcre3 vulnerability (USN-173-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the PCRE, a widely used
library that provides Perl compatible regular expressions. Specially
crafted regular expressions triggered a buffer overflow. On systems
that accept arbitrary regular expressions from untrusted users, this
could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of
the application using the library.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20580 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14620

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491