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OS X security update 2005-009 for Safari (CVE-2005-2491)

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OS X security update 2005-009 for Safari (CVE-2005-2491)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/23/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/16/2011
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • apple-osx-security-update-2005-009

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