SuSE9 Security Update : nmap (YOU Patch Number 12009)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

nmap contains a copy of the pcre library. Specially crafted regular
expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in the pcre library.
Applications using pcre to process regular expressions from untrusted
sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

This update makes nmap use the system's pcre library which was already
updated to fix the above mentioned problems. Make sure to also install
the pcre update.

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 12009.

Risk factor :

High

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44653 ()

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