CVE-2008-2371 Detail

Current 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.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement fromRed 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
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228091 Exploit 
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
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00001.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200811-05.xml
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-624-2
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0305
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1602
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200807-03.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:147
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:023
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497828/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30087
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-624-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-628-1
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html US Government Resource 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2005
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2006
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2336
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0833
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-July/msg00105.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-July/msg00123.html

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2371
NVD Published Date:
07/07/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018
Source:
MITRE