CVE-2016-9643

NameCVE-2016-9643
DescriptionThe regex code in Webkit 2.4.11 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) as demonstrated in a large number of ($ (open parenthesis and dollar) followed by {-2,16} and a large number of +) (plus close 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 (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
webkitgtk (PTS)jessie2.4.9-1~deb8u1vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch2.4.11-3vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
webkitgtksource(unstable)2.14.6-1unimportant

Notes

Not covered by security support
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/26/2

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