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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2371

Heap-based buffer overflow in pcre_compile.c in the Perl-Compatible Regular Expression (PCRE) library 7.7 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a regular expression that begins with an option and contains multiple branches.
Publish Date : 2008-07-07 Last Update Date : 2012-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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 User
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of PCRE as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2371 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20082371 unix
DSA-1602 pcre3 -- buffer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7744 unix
DSA-1602-1 pcre3 - arbitrary code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18659 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-2008-2371

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Pcre Pcre 7.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Pcre Pcre 1

- References For CVE-2008-2371

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=228091 CONFIRM
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2008/Oct/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2008-10-09
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/glib/2.16/glib-2.16.4.changes CONFIRM
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/May/msg00002.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=124654546101607&w=2
HP SSRT090085
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-07/msg00001.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:014
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125631037611762&w=2
HP SSRT090192
http://secunia.com/advisories/30916
SECUNIA 30916
http://secunia.com/advisories/30944
SECUNIA 30944
http://secunia.com/advisories/30945
SECUNIA 30945
http://secunia.com/advisories/30958
SECUNIA 30958
http://secunia.com/advisories/30961
SECUNIA 30961
http://secunia.com/advisories/30967
SECUNIA 30967
http://secunia.com/advisories/30972
SECUNIA 30972
http://secunia.com/advisories/30990
SECUNIA 30990
http://secunia.com/advisories/31200
SECUNIA 31200
http://secunia.com/advisories/32222
SECUNIA 32222
http://secunia.com/advisories/32454
SECUNIA 32454
http://secunia.com/advisories/32746
SECUNIA 32746
http://secunia.com/advisories/35074
SECUNIA 35074
http://secunia.com/advisories/35650
SECUNIA 35650
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200811-05.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200811-05
http://secunia.com/advisories/39300
SECUNIA 39300
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3216 CONFIRM
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549 CONFIRM
http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-624-2
UBUNTU USN-624-2
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0305 CONFIRM
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1602
DEBIAN DSA-1602
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200807-03.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200807-03
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:147
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:147
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:023
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:023
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/497828/100/0/threaded
BUGTRAQ 20081027 rPSA-2008-0305-1 pcre
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31681
BID 31681 RETIRED: Apple Mac OS X 2008-007 Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-03-24
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-July/msg00105.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-6025
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/0833
VUPEN ADV-2010-0833
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-624-1
UBUNTU USN-624-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-628-1
UBUNTU USN-628-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2005
VUPEN ADV-2008-2005
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2006
VUPEN ADV-2008-2006
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2336
VUPEN ADV-2008-2336
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2780
VUPEN ADV-2008-2780
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-133A.html
CERT TA09-133A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1297
VUPEN ADV-2009-1297
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-July/msg00123.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-6048
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30087
BID 30087 PCRE Regular Expression Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-04-09

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2371

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


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