FreeBSD : pcre -- heap overflow vulnerability in '(?|' situations (ff0acfb4-3efa-11e5-93ad-002590263bf5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85320


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Venustech ADLAB reports :

PCRE library is prone to a vulnerability which leads to Heap Overflow.
During the compilation of a malformed regular expression, more data is written on the malloced block than the expected size output by compile_regex. Exploits with advanced Heap Fengshui techniques may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application.

Latest version of PCRE is prone to a Heap Overflow vulnerability which could caused by the following regular expression.



Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85320

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ff0acfb43efa11e593ad002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/08/11

Modified: 2015/08/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:pcre, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/05