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USN-2694-1: PCRE vulnerabilities

29 July 2015

PCRE could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially-crafted regular expression.

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Releases

Packages

  • pcre3 - Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expression Library

Details

Michele Spagnuolo discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications
using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-8964)

Kai Lu discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications
using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04.
(CVE-2015-2325, CVE-2015-2326)

Wen Guanxing discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications
using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-3210)

It was discovered that PCRE incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications
using PCRE to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2015-5073)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to restart applications using PCRE,
such as the Apache HTTP server and Nginx, to make all the necessary
changes.

Related notices

  • USN-2943-1: pcregrep, libpcre3-dev, libpcre3-udeb, libpcrecpp0, libpcre3, pcre3