Fedora 22 : pcre-8.37-7.fc22 (2015-afafa29551)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89371
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes CVE-2015-8380 (a heap-based buffer overflow in pcre_exec() when ovector has size 1). ---- This release fixes a crash when compiling an expression with long (*MARK) or (*THEN) names. It also fixes compiling a POSIX character class followed by a single ASCII character in a class item while UCP mode is active. It also fixes mismatching characters in the range 128-255 against [:punct:] in UCP mode.

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: 89371

File Name: fedora_2015-afafa29551.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/4/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:pcre, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:22

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8380