Package : pcre3 Vulnerability : integer overflow Problem-Type : depends on use Debian-specific: no CVE ID : CAN-2005-2491 BugTraq ID : 14620 Debian Bug : 324531
An integer overflow with subsequent buffer overflow has been detected in PCRE, the Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library, which allows an attacker 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 ``apt-caches showpkg libpcre3'' will list the corresponding packages in the "Reverse Depends:" section.
For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.4-1.1woody1.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 4.5-1.2sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 6.3-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your libpcre3 package.
Upgrade Instructions --------------------
wget url will fetch the file for you dpkg -i file.deb will install the referenced file.
If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for sources.list as given below:
apt-get update will update the internal database apt-get upgrade will install corrected packages
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody --------------------------------