FreeBSD : pcre -- regular expression buffer overflow (b971d2a6-1670-11da-978e-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

The pcre library is vulnerable to a buffer overflow vulnerability due
to insufficient validation of quantifier values. This could lead
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the program using
pcre by way of a specially crated regular expression.

See also :

http://www.pcre.org/changelog.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?a8cd370c

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21502 (freebsd_pkg_b971d2a6167011da978e0001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 14620

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491

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