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


0.0
high

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
NVD  high
Red Hat  medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345468
  • published 2 Dec 2015
  • disclosed 2 Dec 2015

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 before 8.38 mishandles certain instances of the (?| substring, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (unintended recursion and buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror, a related issue to CVE-2015-8384 and CVE-2015-8395.