CVE-2016-3191

NVD - CVE-2016-3191

CVE-2016-3191 Detail

Current Description

The compile_branch function in pcre_compile.c in PCRE 8.x before 8.39 and pcre2_compile.c in PCRE2 before 10.22 mishandles patterns containing an (*ACCEPT) substring in conjunction with nested parentheses, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer overflow) via a crafted regular expression, as demonstrated by a JavaScript RegExp object encountered by Konqueror, aka ZDI-CAN-3542.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1025.html
http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre2?view=revision&revision=489
http://vcs.pcre.org/pcre?view=revision&revision=1631
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1023886
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinapr2016-2952096.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/84810
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:1132
https://bto.bluecoat.com/security-advisory/sa128
https://bugs.debian.org/815920
https://bugs.debian.org/815921
https://bugs.exim.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1791 Exploit 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1311503
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-18

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-3191
NVD Published Date:
03/17/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018
Source:
MITRE