PCRE2: Multiple vulnerabilities

2017-10-08T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201710-09
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2017-10-08T00:00:00

Description

Background

PCRE2 is a project based on PCRE (Perl Compatible Regular Expressions) which has a new and revised API.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PCRE2. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or have other unspecified impacts.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All PCRE2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libpcre2-10.30"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.