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[DSA800] DSA-800-1 pcre3 Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An integer overflow with subsequent buffer overflow has been detected
in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which allows
a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code.
Since several packages link dynamically to this library you are
advised to restart the corresponding services or programs
respectively. The command &ldquo
apt-cache showpkg libpcre3&rdquo
the corresponding packages in the "Reverse Depends:" section.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your libpcre3 package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-800
Threat Level: High
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