Scientific Linux Security Update : pcre on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Multiple flaws were found in the way pcre handles certain malformed
regular expressions. If an application linked against pcre, such as
Konqueror, parses a malicious regular expression, it may be possible
to run arbitrary code as the user running the application.
(CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected pcre and / or pcre-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60281 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1659

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