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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20580 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14620

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491