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

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 :

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.

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: 20581 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14620

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491