Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : pcre3 vulnerability (USN-624-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 33504

Synopsis

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

Description

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/624-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33504

File Name: ubuntu_USN-624-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/15/2008

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpcre3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libpcre3-dbg, 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:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/14/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2371

USN: 624-1

CWE: 119