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CVE-2008-0674 Detail


Buffer overflow in PCRE before 7.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a regular expression containing a character class with a large number of characters with Unicode code points greater than 255.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  02/18/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
Original release date:
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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (02/20/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PCRE as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-07-31 External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09 External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-08-05-1 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:004 External Source CONFIRM External Source GENTOO GLSA-200803-24 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200811-05 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source DEBIAN DSA-1499 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:053 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080502 CVE Request (PHP) External Source CONFIRM External Source BUGTRAQ 20080228 rPSA-2008-0086-1 pcre External Source BUGTRAQ 20080523 rPSA-2008-0176-1 php php-cgi php-imap php-mcrypt php-mysql php-mysqli php-pgsql php-soap php-xsl php5 php5-cgi php5-imap php5-mcrypt php5-mysql php5-mysqli php5-pear php5-pgsql php5-soap php5-xsl External Source BID 27786 External Source BID 29009 External Source BID 31681 External Source SECTRACK 1022674 External Source UBUNTU USN-581-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-218A External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0570 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-0592 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1412 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2268 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2780 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-2172 External Source CONFIRM External Source XF pcre-characterclass-bo(40505) External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-1533 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-1783 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-1842

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
cpe:2.3:a:pcre:pcre:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*    versions up to (including) 7.5

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