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Ubuntu: USN-2943-1 (CVE-2015-8380): PCRE vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-2943-1 (CVE-2015-8380): PCRE vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/01/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/04/2016
Modified
09/12/2020

Description

The pcre_exec function in pcre_exec.c in PCRE before 8.38 mishandles a // pattern with a \01 string, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libpcre3

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