View Full Version : USN-624-1: PCRE vulnerability

July 15th, 2008, 06:30 AM
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================================================== ========= Ubuntu Security Notice USN-624-1 July 15, 2008 pcre3 vulnerability CVE-2008-2371 ================================================== ========= A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 7.04 Ubuntu 7.10 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu. The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS: libpcre3 7.4-0ubuntu0.6.06.3 Ubuntu 7.04: libpcre3 7.4-0ubuntu0.7.04.3 Ubuntu 7.10: libpcre3 7.4-0ubuntu0.7.10.3 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libpcre3 7.4-1ubuntu2.1 In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes. Details follow: Tavis Ormandy discovered that the PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.

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