CVE-2015-8388

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:

PCRE before 8.38 mishandles the /(?=di(?<=(?1))|(?=(.))))/ pattern and related patterns with an unmatched closing parenthesis, 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-2015-8388 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
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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