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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0171

regex/v4/perl_matcher_non_recursive.hpp in the Boost regex library (aka Boost.Regex) in Boost 1.33 and 1.34 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (failed assertion and crash) via an invalid regular expression.
Publish Date : 2008-01-17 Last Update Date : 2008-09-05
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 20

- Vendor Statements

This issue did not affect the version of boost as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-0171 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
4.6
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2008-01-09 2008-01-11
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0171 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20080171 unix
ELSA-2012-0305 -- boost security and bug fix update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27436 unix
RHSA-2012:0305 -- boost security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27054 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0171

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Boost Boost 1.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Boost Boost 1.34 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Boost Boost Regex Library Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Boost Boost 2
Boost Boost Regex Library 1

- References For CVE-2008-0171

http://secunia.com/advisories/28705
SECUNIA 28705
http://secunia.com/advisories/28545
SECUNIA 28545
http://secunia.com/advisories/28860
SECUNIA 28860
http://secunia.com/advisories/29323
SECUNIA 29323
http://secunia.com/advisories/28943
SECUNIA 28943
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/0249
VUPEN ADV-2008-0249
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0063 CONFIRM
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200802-08.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200802-08
http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:032
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:032
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/488102/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20080213 rPSA-2008-0063-1 boost
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-January/msg00760.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-0880
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=205955 CONFIRM
http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42674 CONFIRM
http://svn.boost.org/trac/boost/changeset/42745 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/27325
BID 27325 Boost Library Regular Expression Remote Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2012-03-21
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-570-1
UBUNTU USN-570-1
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2143 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/28527
SECUNIA 28527
http://secunia.com/advisories/28511
SECUNIA 28511
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00004.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:006

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0171

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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