USN-624-2: Erlang vulnerability

9 April 2010

erlang vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 9.10

Software Description

  • erlang


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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.10
erlang-base - 1:13.b.1-dfsg-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.