Out-of-Bounds Affecting pcre3 package, versions <2:8.38-1


0.0
high

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
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NVD
7.3 high
Red Hat  medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345370
  • published 28 Mar 2016
  • disclosed 28 Mar 2016

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:10 pcre3 to version 2:8.38-1 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream pcre3 package and not the pcre3 package as distributed by Debian:10. See How to fix? for Debian:10 relevant fixed versions and status.

pcre_jit_compile.c in PCRE 8.35 does not properly use table jumps to optimize nested alternatives, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted string, as demonstrated by packets encountered by Suricata during use of a regular expression in an Emerging Threats Open ruleset.