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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Tenable Nessus Vendors:   Deraison, Renaud et al
(Tenable Issues Fix for Tenable Nessus) PCRE Logic Error in compile_bracket_matchingpath() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041127
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041127
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-6004   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 14 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in PCRE. A user can cause the target application to crash. Tenable Nessus is affected.

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:   Tenable has issued a fix for CVE-2017-6004 for Tenable Nessus (7.1.1) and Tenable Nessus Agent (7.1.0).

The Tenable advisories are available at:

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-08
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-09

Vendor URL:  www.tenable.com/security/tns-2018-08 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 16 2017 PCRE Logic Error in compile_bracket_matchingpath() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash



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