Oracle Linux 7 : pcre (ELSA-2016-1025)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91072
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:1025 :

An update for pcre is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

Security Fix(es) :

* Multiple flaws were found in the way PCRE handled malformed regular expressions. An attacker able to make an application using PCRE process a specially crafted regular expression could use these flaws to cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8385, CVE-2016-3191, CVE-2015-2328, CVE-2015-3217, CVE-2015-5073, CVE-2015-8388, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8386)

Solution

Update the affected pcre packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-May/006027.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91072

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1025.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/12/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre-static, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:pcre-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/1/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2328, CVE-2015-3217, CVE-2015-5073, CVE-2015-8385, CVE-2015-8386, CVE-2015-8388, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2016-3191

RHSA: 2016:1025