Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pcre (MDVSA-2008:053)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36360


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow in PCRE 7.x before 7.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a regular expression that contains a character class with a large number of characters with Unicode code points greater than 255.

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36360

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-053.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pcre-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64pcre0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpcre-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpcre0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pcre, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0674

MDVSA: 2008:053

CWE: 119