Out-of-Bounds

Affecting pcre3 package, versions <2:8.35-7

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Overview

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.

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CVSS Score

7.3
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    Low
  • Integrity
    Low
  • Availability
    Low
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
CVE
CVE-2015-8388
CWE
CWE-119 CWE-185
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-PCRE3-345438
Disclosed
02 Dec, 2015
Published
02 Dec, 2015