PCRE library: Denial of Service

2017-06-06T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201706-11
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2017-06-06T00:00:00

Description

Background

PCRE library is a set of functions that implement regular expression pattern matching using the same syntax and semantics as Perl 5.

Description

It was found that the compile_bracket_matchingpath function in pcre_jit_compile.c in PCRE library is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds read.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition via a special crafted regular expression.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PCRE library users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libpcre-8.40-r1"