USN-624-2: Erlang vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-624-2

8th 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 version:

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.