GLSA-201607-02 : libpcre: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-02
(libpcre: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libpcre. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

An attacker can possibly execute arbitrary code or create a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201607-02

Solution :

All libpcre users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libpcre-8.38-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)

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