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CVE-2015-5073

Published: 26 June 2015

Heap-based buffer overflow in the find_fixedlength function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE before 8.38 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or obtain sensitive information from heap memory and possibly bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via a crafted regular expression with an excess closing parenthesis.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 9.1

Status

Package Release Status
pcre3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise
Released (8.12-4ubuntu0.1)
trusty
Released (1:8.31-2ubuntu2.1)
upstream
Released (2:8.35-7)
utopic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
vivid
Released (2:8.35-3.3ubuntu1.1)
wily
Released (2:8.35-7.1ubuntu1.3)
Patches:
upstream: http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre?view=revision&revision=1571

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
in wily, this was already fixed by the fix_find_fixedlength
patch, but the testcases weren't included

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

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