Out-of-Bounds Affecting pcre3 package, versions <2:8.35-7



    Attack Complexity Low
NVD  high
Red Hat  medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345439
  • published 2 Dec 2015
  • disclosed 2 Dec 2015

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:10 pcre3 to version 2:8.35-7 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply to the upstream pcre3 package. See How to fix? for Debian:10 relevant versions.

PCRE before 8.38 mishandles the /(?=di(?<=(?1))|(?=(.))))/ pattern and related patterns with an unmatched closing parenthesis, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror.