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Security update for pcre

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(Last modified: 13NOV2007)


solutions Security update for pcre SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b130f9b7411bf790c7468310e091ddad)

Applies to

Package: pcre
pcre-devel
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 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
Zypp-Patch-Number: 4689
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, CVE-2006-7225, CVE-2006-7226, CVE-2007-1659 and CVE-2007-1660.

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 -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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