Ubuntu 9.10 : erlang vulnerability (USN-624-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 45473
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-624-1 fixed a vulnerability in PCRE. This update provides the corresponding update for Erlang.
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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.