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CVE-2008-1026 Detail

Description

Integer overflow in the PCRE regular expression compiler (JavaScriptCore/pcre/pcre_compile.cpp) in Apple WebKit, as used in Safari before 3.1.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a regular expression with large, nested repetition counts, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/19/2017

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-1026
Original release date:
04/17/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
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 (04/24/2008)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect 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
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008//Jul/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-07-11
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Apr/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-04-16
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/3815 External Source SREASON 3815
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1467 Patch External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1467
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/490990/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20080416 ZDI-08-022: Apple Safari WebKit PCRE Handling Integer Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28815 External Source BID 28815
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1019870 External Source SECTRACK 1019870
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/1250/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1250
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2094/references External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2094
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-022 Patch External Source MISC http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-022
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41859 External Source XF apple-safari-webkit-pcrecompile-bo(41859)

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