RHEL 5 : pcre (RHSA-2007:0967)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27645

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated pcre packages that correct two security flaws are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

Multiple flaws were found in the way pcre handles certain malformed regular expressions. If an application linked against pcre, such as Konqueror, parses a malicious regular expression, it may be possible to run arbitrary code as the user running the application.
(CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660)

Users of pcre are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry for properly disclosing these issues.

Solution

Update the affected pcre and / or pcre-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-1659

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-1660

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007:0967

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27645

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0967.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pcre, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:pcre-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/11/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660

RHSA: 2007:0967

CWE: 119