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USN-624-2: Erlang vulnerability

9 April 2010

Erlang vulnerability

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Releases

Packages

Details

USN-624-1 fixed a vulnerability in PCRE. This update provides the
corresponding update for Erlang.

Original advisory details:

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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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-628-1: php5, libapache2-mod-php5, php5-cli, php5-curl, php5-cgi
  • USN-624-1: pcre3, libpcre3