CVE-2015-5073

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-06-23
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
1237223: CVE-2015-5073 CVE-2015-8388 pcre: buffer overflow for forward reference within backward assertion with excess closing parenthesis (8.38/18)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2015-5073 from the MITRE CVE dictionary 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 7 (pcre) RHSA-2016:1025 2016-05-11
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-mariadb100-mariadb) RHSA-2016:1132 2016-05-26
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-mariadb100-mariadb) RHSA-2016:1132 2016-05-26
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (rh-php56-php) RHSA-2016:2750 2016-11-15
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (rh-php56-php) RHSA-2016:2750 2016-11-15

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux rh-mariadb101-mariadb Not affected
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux php55-php Will not fix
Red Hat Software Collections for Red Hat Enterprise Linux php54-php Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 pcre Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 httpd Not affected
Red Hat JBoss EWS 1 httpd Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 virtuoso-opensource Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 glib2 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 pcre Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 glib2 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 pcre Not affected
Red Hat Directory Server 8 pcre Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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