Ubuntu 9.10 : erlang vulnerability (USN-624-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-624-1 fixed a vulnerability in PCRE. This update provides the
corresponding update for Erlang.

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

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45473 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2371