FreeBSD : pcre -- buffer overflow vulnerability (f9e96930-e6df-11dc-8c6a-00304881ac9a)

high Nessus Plugin ID 31327
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VPR Score: 5.8


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


PCRE developers report :

A character class containing a very large number of characters with codepoints greater than 255 (in UTF-8 mode, of course) caused a buffer overflow.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31327

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f9e96930e6df11dc8c6a00304881ac9a.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 3/4/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pcre, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/29/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/28/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0674

BID: 27786

CWE: 119