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Impact: Low
Public: 2013-01-29
Bugzilla: 905874: CVE-2013-0242 glibc: Buffer overrun (DoS) in regexp matcher by processing multibyte characters


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the extend_buffers function in the regular expression matcher (posix/regexec.c) in glibc, possibly 2.17 and earlier, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via crafted multibyte characters.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0242 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (glibc) RHSA-2013:0769 April 24, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (glibc) RHSA-2013:1605 November 20, 2013

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