SUSE-SA:2005:048: pcre

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2010 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch

Description :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:048 (pcre).


A vulnerability was found in the PCRE regular expression handling
library which allows an attacker to crash or overflow a buffer in the
program by specifying a special regular expression.

Since this library is used in a large number of packages, including
apache2, php4, exim, postfix and similar, a remote attack could be
possible.

This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-2491.

Solution :

http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_48_pcre.html

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19927 ()

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