RHEL 4 : pcre (RHSA-2007:0968)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated pcre packages that correct two security flaws are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

Multiple flaws were found in the way pcre handles certain malformed
regular expressions. If an application linked against pcre, such as
Konqueror, parses a malicious regular expression, it may be possible
to run arbitrary code as the user running the application.
(CVE-2007-1660)

Users of pcre are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry for properly
disclosing these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-1660.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0968.html

Solution :

Update the affected pcre and / or pcre-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27646 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1660