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

High Nessus Plugin ID 91072


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


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)


Update the affected pcre packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91072

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-1025.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/05/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


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: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/11

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

OSVDB: 109910, 122901, 123810, 131058, 131059, 131061, 131064, 134395

RHSA: 2016:1025