Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : pcre3 vulnerability (USN-624-1)

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 :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the PCRE library did not correctly
handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause
applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of
service.

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)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33504 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2371