openSUSE 10 Security Update : pcre (pcre-4750)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29886


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-2006-7230).


Update the affected pcre packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29886

File Name: suse_pcre-4750.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/08

Modified: 2014/06/13

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: 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, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7230

CWE: 189