CentOS 4 : pcre (CESA-2007:1068)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67061
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated pcre packages that resolve several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

Flaws were discovered 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 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-2007-1659)

Users of PCRE are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues.

Red Hat would like to thank Ludwig Nussel for reporting these issues.

Solution

Update the affected pcre packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?7df02f11

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67061

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-1068.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/29/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pcre, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:pcre-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/29/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2007

Reference Information

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

BID: 26462, 26550, 26725

RHSA: 2007:1068

CWE: 20, 119, 189