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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 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.

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