SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis release fixes these vulnerabilies: CVE-2015-8383, CVE-2015-8386, CVE-2015-8387, CVE-2015-8389, CVE-2015-8390, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8393, CVE-2015-8394. It also fixes compiling comments with auto-callouts, compiling expressions with negated classes in UCP mode, compiling expressions with an isolated \E between an item and its qualifier with auto-callouts, a crash in regexec() if REG_STARTEND option is set and pmatch argument is NULL, a stack overflow when formatting a 32-bit integer in pcregrep tool, compiling expressions with an empty \Q\E sequence between an item and its qualifier with auto-callouts, compiling expressions with global extended modifier that is disabled by local no-extended option at the start of the expression just after a whitespace, a possible crash in pcre_copy_named_substring() if a named substring has number greater than the space in the ovector, a buffer overflow when compiling an expression with named groups with a group that reset capture numbers, and a crash in pcre_get_substring_list() if the use of \K caused the start of the match to be earlier than the end.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected pcre package.
File Name: fedora_2015-eb896290d3.nasl
Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent
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: 1/4/2016