Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library before 7.0 does not properly calculate sizes for unspecified "multiple forms of character class", which triggers a buffer overflow that allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code.
Publish Date : 2007-11-07 Last Update Date : 2013-07-27
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify
a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions
if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.