openSUSE 10 Security Update : pcre (pcre-4683)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28283


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Specially crafted regular expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in the pcre library. Applications using pcre to process regular expressions from untrusted sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660, CVE-2007-1661, CVE-2007-4766, CVE-2007-4767)


Update the affected pcre packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28283

File Name: suse_pcre-4683.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/20

Modified: 2016/12/22

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:novell:opensuse:pcre, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pcre-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:pcre-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/11

Reference Information

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

CWE: 119, 189