Security Notice: Buffer overflow fixed in PCRE library

ChrisK haskell at
Wed Jan 30 06:23:26 EST 2008

The PCRE library has just fixed a buffer overflow (related to UTF-8 mode).
There are several haskell wrappers for the pcre library.
If you use a wrapper for the PCRE library (libpcre) then you may want to upgrade 
the underlying library. states:

> News about PCRE releases
> ------------------------
> Release 7.6 28-Jan-08
> ---------------------
> The main reason for having this release so soon after 7.5 is because it fixes a
> potential buffer overflow problem in pcre_compile() when run in UTF-8 mode. In
> addition, the CMake configuration files have been brought up to date.


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