Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : pcre3 vulnerabilities (USN-547-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered multiple flaws in the regular
expression handling of PCRE. By tricking a user or service into
running specially crafted expressions via applications linked against
libpcre3, a remote attacker could crash the application, monopolize
CPU resources, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
application's privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28359 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1659