CVE-2015-8391

NameCVE-2015-8391
DescriptionThe pcre_compile function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE before 8.38 mishandles certain [: nesting, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror.
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NVD severityhigh

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)2:8.38-1
pcre3sourcejessie2:8.35-3.3+deb8u2
pcre3sourcesqueeze(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - pcre3 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[squeeze] - pcre3 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
Fixed in 8.38
Fixed by: http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre?view=revision&revision=1579
First bad commit: http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre?view=revision&revision=640

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