RHEL 7 : pcre (RHSA-2015:0330)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated pcre packages that fix one security issue and add one
enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in
the References section.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

A flaw was found in the way PCRE handled certain malformed regular
expressions. This issue could cause an application (for example,
Konqueror) linked against PCRE to crash while parsing malicious
regular expressions. (CVE-2014-8964)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

* Support for the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems has been
added to the pcre packages. (BZ#1123498, BZ#1125642)

All pcre users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue and add this
enhancement.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-8964.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0330.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81631 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8964

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