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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-0171

Original release date: 01/17/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

regex/v4/perl_matcher_non_recursive.hpp in the Boost regex library (aka Boost.Regex) in Boost 1.33 and 1.34 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (failed assertion and crash) via an invalid regular expression.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/12/2008)
This issue did not affect the version of boost as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-0171 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28511
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28705
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42745
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0063
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28527
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29323
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205955
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28943
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:006
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080213 rPSA-2008-0063-1 boost
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200802-08
External Source: BID
Name: 27325
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0249
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28860
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-570-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42674
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:032
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28545
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2143
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-0880

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