Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pcre (MDVSA-2008:147)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a heap-based
buffer overflow when compiling certain regular expression patterns.
This could be used by a malicious attacker by sending a specially
crafted regular expression to an application using the PCRE library,
resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code or a denial of
service (CVE-2008-2371).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36245 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-147.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2371

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