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CVE-2005-4872 Detail

Description

Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library before 6.2 does not properly count the number of named capturing subpatterns, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a regular expression with a large number of named subpatterns, which triggers a buffer overflow. NOTE: this issue was originally subsumed by CVE-2006-7224, but that CVE has been REJECTED and split.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/31/2005

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-01/msg00006.html
http://scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2007-006.html
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-493.htm
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:030
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_62_pcre.html
http://www.pcre.org/changelog.txt
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-1052.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26462
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11615

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11615
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11615

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/a:pcre:pcre
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
6.1


Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2005-4872
NVD Published Date:
12/31/2005
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2017