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


0.0
high

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    Availability High
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NVD
7.5 high
Red Hat  medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345510
  • published 13 Dec 2016
  • disclosed 13 Dec 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 7.8 and 8.32 through 8.37, and PCRE2 10.10 mishandle group empty matches, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by /^(?:(?(1)\.|([^\\W_])?)+)+$/.