DescriptionThe compile_bracket_matchingpath function in pcre_jit_compile.c in PCRE through 8.x before revision 1680 (e.g., the PHP 7.1.1 bundled version) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) via a crafted regular expression.
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)
Debian Bugs855405

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pcre3 (PTS)wheezy1:8.30-5fixed
buster, sid2:8.39-9fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pcre3sourcejessie(not affected)
pcre3sourcewheezy(not affected)


[jessie] - pcre3 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[wheezy] - pcre3 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)

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