Fedora 21 : pcre-8.35-12.fc21 (2015-11019)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84843


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes two heap buffer overflows when compiling certain regular expressions: CVE-2015-3210 and CVE-2015-5073.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected pcre package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84843

File Name: fedora_2015-11019.nasl

Version: Revision: 2.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/20

Updated: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pcre, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:21

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3210, CVE-2015-5073

FEDORA: 2015-11019