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


0.0
critical

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    Confidentiality High
    Integrity High
    Availability High
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NVD
9.8 critical
Red Hat
CVSS v3 N/A  medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN10-PCRE3-345538
  • published 17 Mar 2016
  • disclosed 17 Mar 2016

How to fix?

Upgrade Debian:10 pcre3 to version 2:8.38-2 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:10. See How to fix? for Debian:10 relevant fixed versions and status.

The compile_branch function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE 8.x before 8.39 and pcre2_compile.c in PCRE2 before 10.22 mishandles patterns containing an (*ACCEPT) substring in conjunction with nested parentheses, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror, aka ZDI-CAN-3542.