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Debian: New pcre3 packages fix arbitrary code execution

Tavis Ormandy discovered that PCRE, the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression library, may encounter a heap overflow condition when compiling certain regular expressions involving in-pattern options and branches, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution. Fixed packages are available from
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1602-1                                   Florian Weimer
July 05, 2008               
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Package        : pcre3
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : local (remote)
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2008-2371

Tavis Ormandy discovered that PCRE, the Perl-Compatible Regular
Expression library, may encounter a heap overflow condition when
compiling certain regular expressions involving in-pattern options and
branches, potentially leading to arbitrary code execution. 

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
version 6.7+7.4-4.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your pcre3 packages.

Upgrade instructions
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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 4.0 alias etch
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 These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
 its next update.

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For apt-get: deb stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list:
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and
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