GLSA-201706-11 : PCRE library: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100654
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition via a special crafted regular expression.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll PCRE library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libpcre-8.40-r1'