Scientific Linux Security Update : pcre on SL5.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60281


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


Multiple flaws were found in the way pcre handles certain malformed regular expressions. If an application linked against pcre, such as Konqueror, parses a malicious regular expression, it may be possible to run arbitrary code as the user running the application.
(CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660)


Update the affected pcre and / or pcre-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60281

File Name: sl_20071105_pcre_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660

CWE: 119