Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : pcre3, apache2 vulnerabilities (USN-173-2)

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 :

USN-173-1 fixed a buffer overflow vulnerability in the PCRE library.
However, it was determined that this did not suffice to prevent all
possible overflows, so another update is necessary.

In addition, it was found that the Ubuntu 4.10 version of Apache 2
contains a static copy of the library code, so this package needs to
be updated as well. In Ubuntu 5.04, Apache 2 uses the external library
from the libpcre3 package.

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: 20581 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14620

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491

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