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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   PCRE Vendors:   pcre.org
PCRE Logic Error in compile_bracket_matchingpath() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037850
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037850
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6004   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 16 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PCRE. A user can cause the target application to crash.

A user can supply a specially crafted regular expression to trigger an error in the compile_bracket_matchingpath() function in 'pcre_jit_compile.c' and cause the application using PCRE to crash.

The specific impact depends on the application using PCRE.

idaifish reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

https://vcs.pcre.org/pcre/code/trunk/pcre_jit_compile.c?r1=1676&r2=1680&view=patch

Vendor URL:  www.pcre.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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