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CVE-2015-8391 Detail

Description

The pcre_compile function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE before 8.38 mishandles certain [: nesting, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/01/2015

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.0 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 8.5
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-January/174931.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1025.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2750.html
http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre/code/trunk/ChangeLog?view=markup
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/11/29/1
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/82990
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1023886
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1132
https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa128
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c05240731
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201607-02

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8391
NVD Published Date:
12/01/2015
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018