Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : pcre3 vulnerability (USN-581-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31166 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27786

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0674