Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : pcre3 vulnerability (USN-581-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31166

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VPR Score: 5.8

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that PCRE did not correctly handle very long strings containing UTF8 sequences. In certain situations, an attacker could exploit applications linked against PCRE by tricking a user or automated system in processing a malicious regular expression leading to a denial of service or possibly arbitrary code execution.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/581-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31166

File Name: ubuntu_USN-581-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpcre3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpcre3-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpcrecpp0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pcregrep, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:pgrep, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0674

BID: 27786

USN: 581-1

CWE: 119