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CVE-2008-2371 Detail

Description

Heap-based buffer overflow in pcre_compile.c in the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library 7.7 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a regular expression that begins with an option and contains multiple branches.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/07/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2371
Original release date:
07/07/2008
Last revised:
10/30/2012
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
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 (07/08/2008)

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
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228091 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228091
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/glib/2.16/glib-2.16.4.changes External Source CONFIRM http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/glib/2.16/glib-2.16.4.changes
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:014
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2 External Source HP SSRT090085
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2 External Source HP HPSBUX02465
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200811-05.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200811-05
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-624-2 External Source UBUNTU USN-624-2
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0305 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0305
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1602 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1602
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200807-03.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200807-03
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:147 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:147
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:023 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:023
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497828/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20081027 rPSA-2008-0305-1 pcre
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30087 External Source BID 30087
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681 External Source BID 31681
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-624-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-624-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-628-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-628-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-133A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2005 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2005
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2006 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2006
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2336 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2336
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2780
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0833 External Source VUPEN ADV-2010-0833
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-July/msg00105.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-6025
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-July/msg00123.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-6048

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:pcre:pcre:7.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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