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Security update for nmap

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(Last modified: 17DEC2007)


solutions Security update for nmap SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (66742141063d33c53ea782f033c6d3d1)

Applies to

Package: nmap
nmap-gtk
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-12009Zypp-Patch-Number: 4797
Release: 20071217
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

nmap contains a copy of the pcre library. 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.
This update makes nmap use the system's pcre library which was already updated to fix the above mentioned problems. Make sure to also install the pcre update.

Solution

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 -Fhv nmap.rpm nmap-gtk.rpm

links to download packages

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