Fedora 23 : pcre-8.38-6.fc23 (2016-65833b5dbc)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89557

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

This release fixes a heap buffer overflow in handling of nested duplicate named groups with a nested back reference and a heap buffer overflow in pcretest causing infinite loop when matching globally with an ovector less than 2.

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Solution

Update the affected pcre package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1295385

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1312782

http://www.nessus.org/u?ae4d4e96

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89557

File Name: fedora_2016-65833b5dbc.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/04

Updated: 2021/01/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

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:23

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1283