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CVE-2007-1659 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/07/2007
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198976
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307179
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307562
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2007/Dec/msg00002.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Mar/msg00001.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-01/msg00006.html
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2007-November/msg00022.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200711-30.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-02.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-18.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-19.xml
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200805-11.xml
http://securitytracker.com/id?1018895
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2007-505.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1399
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1570
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:211
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:212
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:030
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_25_sr.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_62_pcre.html
http://www.pcre.org/changelog.txt
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-0967.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2007-1068.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/483357/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/483579/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26346 Patch
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA07-352A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3725
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3790
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/4238
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0924/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38272
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1738
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9725
https://usn.ubuntu.com/547-1/
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-March/msg00181.html

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9725
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9725

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:pcre:pcre:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
7.3


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-1659
NVD Published Date:
11/07/2007
NVD Last Modified:
10/16/2018