FreeBSD : pcre -- arbitrary code execution (bfd6eef4-8c94-11dc-8c55-001c2514716c)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27814


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Debian project reports :

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team has discovered several security issues in PCRE, the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression library, which potentially allow attackers to execute arbitrary code by compiling specially crafted regular expressions.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27814

File Name: freebsd_pkg_bfd6eef48c9411dc8c55001c2514716c.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/07

Modified: 2016/12/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pcre, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pcre-utf8, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660, CVE-2007-1661, CVE-2007-1662, CVE-2007-4766, CVE-2007-4767, CVE-2007-4768

CWE: 119, 189