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CVE-2008-0171 Detail

Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/17/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0171
Original release date:
01/17/2008
Last revised:
01/05/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205955 External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205955
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00004.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:006
http://secunia.com/advisories/48099 External Source SECUNIA 48099
http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42674 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42674
http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42745 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42745
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0063 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0063
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200802-08.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200802-08
http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:032 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:032
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/488102/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080213 rPSA-2008-0063-1 boost
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27325 External Source BID 27325
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-570-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-570-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0249 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0249
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2143 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2143
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00760.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0880

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