Scientific Linux Security Update : pcre on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82259


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


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.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82259

File Name: sl_20150305_pcre_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/03/26

Modified: 2015/03/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2015/03/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8964