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SUSE-SA:2005:048: pcre Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the pcre package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:048 (pcre).

A vulnerability was found in the PCRE regular expression handling
library which allows a possible hacker to crash or overflow a buffer in the
program by specifying a special regular expression.

Since this library is used in a large number of packages, including
apache2, php4, exim, postfix and similar, a remote attack could be

This is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-2491.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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