CVE-2005-2491 Affecting pcre3 package, versions <6.3-1



    Attack Complexity Low

    Threat Intelligence

    EPSS 2.35% (90th percentile)
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7.3 high

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345518
  • published 23 Aug 2005
  • disclosed 23 Aug 2005

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:10 pcre3 to version 6.3-1 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. See How to fix? for Debian:10 relevant fixed versions and status.

Integer overflow in pcre_compile.c in Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) before 6.2, as used in multiple products such as Python, Ethereal, and PHP, allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via quantifier values in regular expressions, which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.