Scientific Linux Security Update : pcre on SL7.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?25e727f7

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82259 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8964

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