openSUSE 10 Security Update : pcre (pcre-4696)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28284


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-2006-7224, CVE-2006-7225, CVE-2006-7226, CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660).


Update the affected pcre packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28284

File Name: suse_pcre-4696.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/20

Modified: 2016/12/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7225, CVE-2006-7226, CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660

CWE: 20, 119