Vulnerability CVE-2005-2491


Published: 2005-08-23   Modified: 2012-02-12

Description:
Integer overflow in pcre_compile.c in Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE) before 6.2, as used in multiple products such as Python, Ethereal, and PHP, allows attackers to execute arbitrary code via quantifier values in regular expressions, which leads to a heap-based buffer overflow.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Apache-based Web Server on HP-UX mod_ssl, proxy_http, Remote Execution of Arbitrary Code, Denial of Service (DoS), and Unauthori
security-alert h...
20.03.2006

Type:

CWE-Other

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.5/10
6.4/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
PCRE -> PCRE 

 References:
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/SCOSA-2006.10/SCOSA-2006.10.txt
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060401-01-U
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302847
http://itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docId=c00786522
http://lists.trustix.org/pipermail/tsl-announce/2005-October/000354.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=112605112027335&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=112606064317223&w=2
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=130497311408250&w=2
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/604
http://securitytracker.com/id?1014744
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-102198-1
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2005-216.pdf
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2005-223.pdf
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-081.htm
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-159.htm
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-800
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-817
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-819
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-821
http://www.ethereal.com/appnotes/enpa-sa-00021.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-17.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-02.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-08.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-12.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-19.xml
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_48_pcre.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_49_php.html
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2005_52_apache2.html
http://www.php.net/release_4_4_1.php
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-358.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-761.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0197.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/427046/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/428138/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/14620
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/15647
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/1511
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2005/2659
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/0789
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4320
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/4502
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11516
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1496
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A1659
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A735

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