SUSE-SA:2005:048: pcre

High Nessus Plugin ID 19927


The remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch


The 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.


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19927

File Name: suse_SA_2005_048.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: Host/SuSE/rpm-list