SuSE 10 Security Update : pcre (ZYPP Patch Number 4707)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29548


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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-2006-7230)


Apply ZYPP patch number 4707.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29548

File Name: suse_pcre-4707.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7230

CWE: 189