Low CentOS pcre Security Update

Metadata

medium
5.0
pcre-8.32-14.el7.i686.rpm, pcre-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm, pcre-devel-8.32-14.el7.i686.rpm, pcre-devel-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm, pcre-static-8.32-14.el7.i686.rpm, pcre-static-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm, pcre-tools-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm
CVE-2014-8964
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2015-03-17
2017-07-27 19:08
ALAS-2015-528
CVE-2014-8964 pcre3
CVE-2014-8964
2017-04-01 19:08
2017-01-05 20:12

Description


Updated pcre packages that fix one security issue and add one enhancement
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Low security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

A flaw was found in the way PCRE handled certain malformed regular
expressions. This issue could cause an application (for example, Konqueror)
linked against PCRE to crash while parsing malicious regular expressions.
(CVE-2014-8964)

This update also adds the following enhancement:

* Support for the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems has been added to the pcre packages. (BZ#1123498, BZ#1125642)

All pcre users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue and add this enhancement.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 pcre pcre-8.32-14.el7.i686.rpm
pcre pcre-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm
pcre-devel pcre-devel-8.32-14.el7.i686.rpm
pcre-devel pcre-devel-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm
pcre-static pcre-static-8.32-14.el7.i686.rpm
pcre-static pcre-static-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm
pcre-tools pcre-tools-8.32-14.el7.x86_64.rpm