FreeBSD : pcre -- buffer overflow vulnerability (f9e96930-e6df-11dc-8c6a-00304881ac9a)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

PCRE developers report :

A character class containing a very large number of characters with
codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer
overflow.

See also :

http://pcre.org/changelog.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?04347c35

Solution :

Update the affected 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: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31327 (freebsd_pkg_f9e96930e6df11dc8c6a00304881ac9a.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27786

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0674

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