GLSA-201706-11 : PCRE library: Denial of Service

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201706-11
(PCRE library: Denial of Service)

It was found that the compile_bracket_matchingpath function in
pcre_jit_compile.c in PCRE library is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds
read.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition via
a special crafted regular expression.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-11

Solution :

All PCRE library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libpcre-8.40-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100654 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-6004

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