Fedora 23: pcre Security Update

    Date27 Aug 2015
    CategoryFedora
    30
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    This release fixes a heap overflow when compiling certain regular expressions with named refecences. This release fixes buffer overflows when compiling certain expressions.
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    Fedora Update Notification
    FEDORA-2015-14229
    2015-08-27 17:56:49.068483
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    Name        : pcre
    Product     : Fedora 23
    Version     : 8.37
    Release     : 4.fc23
    URL         : http://www.pcre.org/
    Summary     : Perl-compatible regular expression library
    Description :
    Perl-compatible regular expression library.
    PCRE has its own native API, but a set of "wrapper" functions that are based on
    the POSIX API are also supplied in the library libpcreposix. Note that this
    just provides a POSIX calling interface to PCRE: the regular expressions
    themselves still follow Perl syntax and semantics. The header file
    for the POSIX-style functions is called pcreposix.h.
    
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    Update Information:
    
    This release fixes a heap overflow when compiling certain regular expressions
    with named refecences. This release fixes buffer overflows when compiling
    certain expressions.
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    References:
    
      [ 1 ] Bug #1256449 - pcre: Heap Overflow in compile_regex()
            https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1256449
      [ 2 ] Bug #1250943 - pcre: heap buffer overflow with a crafted regular expression
            https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1250943
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    This update can be installed with the "yum" update program. Use
    su -c 'yum update pcre' at the command line.
    For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
    available at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.
    
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