Scientific Linux Security Update : pcre on SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Flaws were discovered in the way PCRE handles certain malformed
regular expressions. If an application linked against PCRE, such as
Konqueror, parsed a malicious regular expression, it may have been
possible to run arbitrary code as the user running the application.
(CVE-2006-7225, CVE-2006-7226, CVE-2006-7228, CVE-2006-7230,
CVE-2007-1660)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?37f0bcb4

Solution :

Update the affected pcre and / or pcre-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65042 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7225
CVE-2006-7226
CVE-2006-7228
CVE-2006-7230
CVE-2007-1659
CVE-2007-1660