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Security update for pcre


(Last modified: 20NOV2007)

solutions Security update for pcre SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (9992478cea3704f6f2c2f7741f3e12e2)

Applies to

Package: pcre
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11993
Release: 20071120
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this update.



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 (CVE-2007-1659, CVE-2006-7230).


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 -Fhv 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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