Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : pcre3 vulnerabilities (USN-547-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28359
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionTavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered multiple flaws in the regular expression handling of PCRE. By tricking a user or service into running specially crafted expressions via applications linked against libpcre3, a remote attacker could crash the application, monopolize CPU resources, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the application's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.