The get_repeat_type function in basic_regex_creator.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 (NULL dereference and crash) via an invalid regular expression.
Published 2008-01-17 23:00:00
Updated 2018-10-15 21:58:22
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Input validationDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2008-0172

1.90%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 89 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2008-0172

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2008-0172

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

Vendor statements for CVE-2008-0172

  • Red Hat 2008-05-12
    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-2008-0172 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

Products affected by CVE-2008-0172

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