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Security update for pcre

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(Last modified: 13NOV2007)


solutions Security update for pcre SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (206d9e9430eb6c86c8470f0497fc9219)

Applies to

Package: pcre
pcre-devel
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11989
Release: 20071113
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should install this maintenance update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Specially crafted regular expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in the pcre library. Applications using pcre to process regular expressions from untrusted sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Depending on the application linked to libpcre, the vulnerability can be exploited remotely or locally.
The vulnerability has been tracked by CVE-2006-7224 and CVE-2007-1660.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as RPM packages that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh pcre.rpm pcre-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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