Debian DSA-1499-1 : pcre3 - buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 31143

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

It was discovered that specially crafted regular expressions involving codepoints greater than 255 could cause a buffer overflow in the PCRE library (CVE-2008-0674 ).

Solution

Upgrade the pcre3 package.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 4.5+7.4-2.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 6.7+7.4-3.

See Also

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2008-0674

https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1499

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31143

File Name: debian_DSA-1499.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/02/25

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pcre3, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0674

DSA: 1499

CWE: 119