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USN-624-1: PCRE vulnerability

15 July 2008

PCRE vulnerability




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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.


Related notices

  • USN-628-1: php5-curl, php5-cgi, php5, libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cli
  • USN-624-2: erlang-base, erlang