USN-624-2: Erlang vulnerability

09 April 2010

Erlang vulnerability



  • erlang -


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.

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.


Related notices

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