SuSE9 Security Update : pcre (YOU Patch Number 11998)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 41169


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


Specially crafted regular expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in the pcre library. Applications using pcre to process regular expressions from untrusted sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2006-7230)


Apply YOU patch number 11998.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 41169

File Name: suse9_11998.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7230, CVE-2007-1659

CWE: 119, 189