Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that PCRE did not correctly handle very long strings
containing UTF8 sequences. In certain situations, an attacker could
exploit applications linked against PCRE by tricking a user or
automated system in processing a malicious regular expression leading
to a denial of service or possibly arbitrary code execution.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 31166 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2008-0674