CVE-2015-5073

NameCVE-2015-5073
DescriptionHeap-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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs790000

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pcre3 (PTS)jessie2:8.35-3.3+deb8u4fixed
stretch2:8.39-3fixed
bullseye, sid, buster2:8.39-12fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pcre3source(unstable)2:8.35-7790000
pcre3sourcejessie2:8.35-3.3+deb8u1

Notes

[wheezy] - pcre3 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - pcre3 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://bugs.exim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1651
Fixed by: http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre?view=revision&revision=1571 (8.38)
Introduced in http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre?view=revision&revision=454 (8.00)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/06/26/1

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