Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : pcre3 vulnerabilities (USN-2694-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Michele Spagnuolo discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain
regular expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
applications using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. (CVE-2014-8964)

Kai Lu discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
applications using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04
LTS and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-2325, CVE-2015-2326)

Wen Guanxing discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
applications using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu
15.04. (CVE-2015-3210)

It was discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
applications using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04
LTS and 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2015-5073).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected libpcre3 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 85122 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8964
CVE-2015-2325
CVE-2015-2326
CVE-2015-3210
CVE-2015-5073

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