USN-581-1: PCRE vulnerability
21 February 2008
- pcre3 -
It was discovered that PCRE did not correctly handle very long strings
containing UTF8 sequences. In certain situations, an attacker could
exploit applications linked against PCRE by tricking a user or automated
system in processing a malicious regular expression leading to a denial
of service or possibly arbitrary code execution.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
effect the necessary changes.