HEADSUP: pcre security announcement

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Sep 5 09:47:00 GMT 2005

Two weeks and no response.  Unfortunately we have this security issue
and also a couple of packages relying on libpcre.  So we would need either
a quick response from Ronald or somebody willing to take over the package
fairly quickly.

Anybody, please?

On Aug 22 21:34, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Ronald,
> I just found out about the following security advisory:
> http://www.securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Aug/1014744.html
> "PCRE Heap Overflow May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code"
> This is a vulnerability up to PCRE version 6.1.  I just realized that
> your latest PCRE update is from 2003-12-15, version 4.5.  Could you
> please look into this and update PCRE to the latest version 6.3?


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