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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2015-5073): PCRE vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: (Multiple Advisories) (CVE-2015-5073): PCRE vulnerabilities

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/29/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/04/2016
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in the find_fixedlength function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE before 8.38 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or obtain sensitive information from heap memory and possibly bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via a crafted regular expression with an excess closing parenthesis.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libpcre3

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