GLSA-201607-02 : libpcre: Multiple Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 91983


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-02 (libpcre: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libpcre. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

An attacker can possibly execute arbitrary code or create a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libpcre users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libpcre-8.38-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91983

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201607-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/07/11

Modified: 2016/10/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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


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:gentoo:linux:libpcre, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8964, CVE-2015-5073, CVE-2015-8380, CVE-2015-8381, CVE-2015-8383, CVE-2015-8384, CVE-2015-8385, CVE-2015-8386, CVE-2015-8387, CVE-2015-8388, CVE-2015-8389, CVE-2015-8390, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8392, CVE-2015-8393, CVE-2015-8394, CVE-2015-8395, CVE-2016-1283

GLSA: 201607-02