Out-of-Bounds Affecting pcre3 package, versions <2:8.35-7.2



    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 13.69% (96th percentile)
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9.8 critical
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Red Hat
6.3 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345404
  • published 13 Dec 2016
  • disclosed 13 Dec 2016

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:10 pcre3 to version 2:8.35-7.2 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.

Heap-based buffer overflow in PCRE 8.34 through 8.37 and PCRE2 10.10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by /^(?P=B)((?P=B)(?J:(?P<B>c)(?P<B>a(?P=B)))>WGXCREDITS)/, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-8384.