Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pcre (MDKSA-2007:212)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27849
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple vulnerabilities were discovered by Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry in the way that pcre handled certain malformed regular expressions. If an application linked against pcre, such as Konqueror, parses a malicious regular expression, it could lead to the execution of arbitrary code as the user running the application.
Updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.
Additionally, Corporate Server 4.0 was updated to pcre version 6.7 which corrected CVE-2006-7225, CVE-2006-7226, CVE-2006-7227, CVE-2006-7228, and CVE-2006-7230.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.