Published: 01 April 2015
The pcre_compile2 function in PCRE before 8.37 allows context-dependent attackers to compile incorrect code and cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via regular expression with a group containing both a forward referencing subroutine call and a recursive back reference, as demonstrated by "((?+1)(\1))/".
CVSS 3 base score: 5.5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
|Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)||
Valgrind detects a 1-byte invalid read on Vivid through Trusty
was supposed to be fixed in wily (2:8.35-7ubuntu2) but got reverted in (2:8.35-7ubuntu5) by mistake CVE-2015-2325_CVE-2015-2326_CVE-2015-3210_CVE-2015-5073.patch in jessie