CVE-2017-16231

NameCVE-2017-16231
Description** DISPUTED ** In PCRE 8.41, after compiling, a pcretest load test PoC produces a crash overflow in the function match() in pcre_exec.c because of a self-recursive call. NOTE: third parties dispute the relevance of this report, noting that there are options that can be used to limit the amount of stack that is used.
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NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pcre3 (PTS)jessie2:8.35-3.3+deb8u4vulnerable
stretch2:8.39-3vulnerable
buster, bullseye, sid2:8.39-12vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pcre3source(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

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