High Nessus Plugin ID 19927
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:048 (pcre).
A vulnerability was found in the PCRE regular expression handling library which allows an attacker to crash or overflow a buffer in the program by specifying a special regular expression.
Since this library is used in a large number of packages, including apache2, php4, exim, postfix and similar, a remote attack could be possible.
This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-2491.