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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-8391: libpcre: Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2015-8391: libpcre: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)
Published
12/01/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
01/08/2018

Description

The pcre_compile function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE before 8.38 mishandles certain [: nesting, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-libs-libpcre

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