CVE-2015-8391 (retired)

Priority
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.
Notes
tyhicksIssue affects PCRE3 only
Marking 'low' since it requires PCRE to operate on untrusted regular
expressions which is not very likely
mdeslaur0001-Fix-run-for-ever-bug-for-deeply-nested-sequences.patch
in jessie
Package
Source: pcre2 (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:not-affected
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected
Package
Source: pcre3 (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (8.38)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):not-affected (code not present)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (2:8.38-3)
Patches:
Upstream:http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre?view=revision&revision=1579
More Information

Updated: 2019-10-09 07:54:11 UTC (commit 33aea848a182c0afcd0a3f927a01a7ecd9a061ee)