GLSA-200508-17 : libpcre: Heap integer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 19537
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200508-17 (libpcre: Heap integer overflow)
libpcre fails to check certain quantifier values in regular expressions for sane values.
An attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code by sending specially crafted regular expressions to applications making use of the libpcre library.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libpcre users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libpcre-6.3'