FreeBSD : pcre -- heap overflow vulnerability (497b82e0-f9a0-11e5-92ce-002590263bf5)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90336


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


Mitre reports :

The pcre_compile2 function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE 8.38 mishandles a specific pattern and related patterns with named subgroups, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possible have unspecified other impact via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90336

File Name: freebsd_pkg_497b82e0f9a011e592ce002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/04/05

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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: 2016/04/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1283