Oracle Linux 7 : pcre (ELSA-2015-0330)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 81723


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0330 :

Updated pcre packages that fix one security issue and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

A flaw was found in the way PCRE handled certain malformed regular expressions. This issue could cause an application (for example, Konqueror) linked against PCRE to crash while parsing malicious regular expressions. (CVE-2014-8964)

This update also adds the following enhancement :

* Support for the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems has been added to the pcre packages. (BZ#1123498, BZ#1125642)

All pcre users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue and add this enhancement.


Update the affected pcre packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81723

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2015-0330.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/10

Modified: 2016/05/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre-static, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8964

BID: 71206

OSVDB: 115004

RHSA: 2015:0330