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CVE-2008-0172 Detail


The get_repeat_type function in basic_regex_creator.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 (NULL dereference and crash) via an invalid regular expression.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/17/2008

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Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
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: 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 External Source CONFIRM External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:006 External Source SECUNIA 48099 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200802-08 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:032 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080213 rPSA-2008-0063-1 boost External Source BID 27325 External Source UBUNTU USN-570-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0249 External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0880

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