SuSE9 Security Update : Python (YOU Patch Number 12013)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41173


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


Python contains a copy of the pcre library. 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-2005-2491, CVE-2006-7228)


Apply YOU patch number 12013.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41173

File Name: suse9_12013.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2491, CVE-2006-7228

CWE: 189