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SSA-2005-242-01 PCRE library Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
SSA-2005-242-01 PCRE library

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

New PCRE packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1,
and -current to fix a security issue. A buffer overflow could be triggered
by a specially crafted regular expression. Any applications that use PCRE
to process untrusted regular expressions may be exploited to run arbitrary
code as the user running the application.

The PCRE library is also provided in an initial installation by the
aaa_elflibs package, so if your system has a /usr/lib/ symlink,
then you should install this updated package even if the PCRE package itself
is not installed on the system.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

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