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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2371

Original release date: 07/07/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Heap-based buffer overflow in pcre_compile.c in the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library 7.7 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a regular expression that begins with an option and contains multiple branches.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/08/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PCRE as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090192
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1602
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200811-05
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-6048
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02431
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30961
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30958
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2780
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2005
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-624-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:023
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:014
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30967
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30944
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2006
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2336
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-6025
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBUX02465
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:147
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30990
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090085
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/glib/2.16/glib-2.16.4.changes
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-624-2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32222
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228091
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200807-03
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32746
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1297
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32454
External Source: BID
Name: 31681
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35074
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39300
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30916
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-133A
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31200
External Source: BID
Name: 30087
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0305
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-628-1
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081027 rPSA-2008-0305-1 pcre
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30945
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0833
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30972
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35650

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