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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-1659

Original release date: 11/07/2007
Last revised: 08/28/2013


Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library before 7.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via regex patterns containing unmatched "\Q\E" sequences with orphan "\E" codes.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3790
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1570
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200711-30
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:212
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-0924
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:062
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:030
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1738
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2008-03-18
External Source: MLIST
Name: [gtk-devel-list] 20071107 GLib 2.14.3
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.pcre.org/changelog.txt
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-1842
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200801-19
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2007-12-17
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071106 rPSA-2007-0231-1 pcre
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018895
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20071112 FLEA-2007-0064-1 pcre
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1068
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-352A
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2007:025
External Source: XF
Name: pcre-regex-code-execution(38272)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3725
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200801-02
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-505.htm
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200801-18
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1399
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198976
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9725
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:004
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:0967
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-547-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307179
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200805-11
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2007:211
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-4238
External Source: BID
Name: 26346
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9725
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:pcre:pcre:7.3 and previous versions

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