Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gnumeric (MDKSA-2005:153)

high Nessus Plugin ID 19909
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Synopsis

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description

Integer overflow in pcre_compile.c in Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) before 6.2, as used in multiple products, allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via quantifier values in regular expressions, which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.

The gnumeric packages use a private copy of pcre code.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution

Update the affected gnumeric package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19909

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-153.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 10/5/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gnumeric, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 8/26/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2491

MDKSA: 2005:153