Out-of-bounds Read Affecting pcre3 package, versions <2:8.39-3



    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 0.44% (75th percentile)
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5.5 medium
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Red Hat
3.7 low

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345376
  • published 23 Mar 2017
  • disclosed 23 Mar 2017

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:10 pcre3 to version 2:8.39-3 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. See How to fix? for Debian:10 relevant fixed versions and status.

The _pcre32_xclass function in pcre_xclass.c in libpcre1 in PCRE 8.40 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid memory read) via a crafted file.