USN-624-2: Erlang vulnerability
9 April 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 9.10
USN-624-1 fixed a vulnerability in PCRE. This update provides the corresponding update for Erlang.
Original advisory details:
Tavis Ormandy discovered that the PCRE library did not correctly handle certain in-pattern options. An attacker could cause applications linked against pcre3 to crash, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.