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Security update for pcre


(Last modified: 26AUG2005)

solutions Security update for pcre SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (2982348663d8f0afb63ebc4975a9f042)

Applies to

Package: pcre
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-10447
Release: 20050826
Obsoletes: none


Install this update if you are using pcre.



Problem description

A vulnerability was found in the PCRE regular expression handling library which allows an attacker to crash or overflow a buffer in the program by specifying a special regular expression.
This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CAN-2005-2491.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

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

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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