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.
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases for CVE-2008-2371:
=> Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
=> Ubuntu 7.04
=> Ubuntu 7.10
=> Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
How do I fix this issue?
Type the following two commands, enter:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade