Public Date:
905874: CVE-2013-0242 glibc: Buffer overrun (DoS) in regexp matcher by processing multibyte characters
A flaw was found in the regular expression matching routines that process multibyte character input. If an application utilized the glibc regular expression matching mechanism, an attacker could provide specially-crafted input that, when processed, would cause the application to crash.

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

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 2013-04-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (glibc) RHSA-2013:1605 2013-11-20