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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31166 ()

Bugtraq ID: 27786

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0674