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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-5073

Heap-based buffer overflow in the find_fixedlength function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE before 8.38 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or obtain sensitive information from heap memory and possibly bypass the ASLR protection mechanism via a crafted regular expression with an excess closing parenthesis.
Publish Date : 2016-12-13 Last Update Date : 2018-05-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
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 ServiceOverflowBypass a restriction or similarObtain Information
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:1025: pcre security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20161025 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-2015-5073

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application IBM Powerkvm 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application IBM Powerkvm 3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Pcre Pcre 8.37 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
IBM Powerkvm 2
Pcre Pcre 1

- References For CVE-2015-5073
GENTOO GLSA-201607-02
MLIST [oss-security] 20150626 Re: CVE Request: PCRE Library Heap Overflow Vulnerability in find_fixedlength() CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20150626 CVE Request: PCRE Library Heap Overflow Vulnerability in find_fixedlength()
BID 75430 PCRE 'find_fixedlength()' Function Heap Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2016-07-26
SECTRACK 1033154
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2750

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-5073

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