CVE-2015-8385

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2015-11-23
CWE:
CWE-120
Bugzilla:
1287629: CVE-2015-8385 pcre: buffer overflow caused by named forward reference to duplicate group number (8.38/30)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PCRE before 8.38 mishandles the /(?|(\k'Pm')|(?'Pm'))/ pattern and related patterns with certain forward references, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror.

Find out more about CVE-2015-8385 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
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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