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SUSE-SA:2005:048: pcre

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the pcre package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:048 (pcre).


A vulnerability was found in the PCRE regular expression handling
library which permits a possible hacker to crash or overflow a buffer in the
program by specifying a special regular expression.

Since this library is used in a large number of packages, including
apache2, php4, exim, postfix and similar, a remote attack could be
possible.

This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-2491.


Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_48_pcre.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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