Fedora 7 : pcre-7.3-3.fc7 (2008-1842)

High Nessus Plugin ID 31363

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VPR Score: 5.8


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update re-based pcre to version 7.3 as used in Fedora 8 to address multiple security issues that cause memory corruption, leading to application crash or possible execution of arbitrary code.
CVE-2007-1659 (#315871), CVE-2007-1661 (#392931), CVE-2007-1662 (#392921), CVE-2007-4766 (#392891), CVE-2007-4767 (#392901), CVE-2007-4768 (#392911), CVE-2008-0674 (#431660) This issue may affect usages of pcre, where regular expressions from untrusted sources are compiled. Handling of untrusted data using trusted regular expressions is not affected by these problems.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected pcre package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 31363

File Name: fedora_2008-1842.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/03/07

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pcre, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1661, CVE-2007-1662, CVE-2007-4766, CVE-2007-4767, CVE-2007-4768, CVE-2008-0674

BID: 27786

FEDORA: 2008-1842

CWE: 119, 189