Scientific Linux Security Update : pcre on SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

medium Nessus Plugin ID 65042
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Synopsis

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

Description

Flaws were discovered in the way PCRE handles certain malformed regular expressions. If an application linked against PCRE, such as Konqueror, parsed a malicious regular expression, it may have been possible to run arbitrary code as the user running the application.
(CVE-2006-7225, CVE-2006-7226, CVE-2006-7228, CVE-2006-7230, CVE-2007-1660)

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?82209140

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65042

File Name: sl_20071129_pcre_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/6/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: 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: 11/29/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7225, CVE-2006-7226, CVE-2006-7228, CVE-2006-7230, CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2007-1660

CWE: 20, 119, 189