Fedora 8 : pcre-7.3-3.fc8 (2008-1783)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update addresses buffer overflow caused by a character class
containing a very large number of characters with codepoints greater
than 255 (in UTF-8 mode)

- CVE-2008-0674, #431660 This issue may affect usages of
pcre, when regular expressions from untrusted sources
are compiled. Handling of untrusted data using trusted
regular expressions is not affected by this problem.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431660
http://www.nessus.org/u?820cca15

Solution :

Update the affected pcre package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31124 (fedora_2008-1783.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27786

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0674

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