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CVE-2008-0172 Detail

Description

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
Description Last Modified:  01/17/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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-2008-0172 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
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205955
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00004.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/48099
http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42674
http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42745
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0063
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200802-08.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:032
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/488102/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27325
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-570-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/0249
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2143
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00760.html

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-0172
NVD Published Date:
01/17/2008
NVD Last Modified:
01/05/2018