Fedora 7 : pcre-7.3-3.fc7 (2008-1842)

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


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update re-based pcre to version 7.3 as used in Fedora 8 to
address multiple security issues that cause memory corruption, leading
to application crash or possible execution of arbitrary code.
CVE-2007-1659 (#315871), CVE-2007-1661 (#392931), CVE-2007-1662
(#392921), CVE-2007-4766 (#392891), CVE-2007-4767 (#392901),
CVE-2007-4768 (#392911), CVE-2008-0674 (#431660) This issue may affect
usages of pcre, where regular expressions from untrusted sources are
compiled. Handling of untrusted data using trusted regular expressions
is not affected by these problems.

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=315871
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392891
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392901
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392911
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392921
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=392931
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=431660
http://www.nessus.org/u?49029cc9

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: 31363 (fedora_2008-1842.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 27786

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1659
CVE-2007-1661
CVE-2007-1662
CVE-2007-4766
CVE-2007-4767
CVE-2007-4768
CVE-2008-0674

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