#VU29488 Integer overflow


Published: 2020-07-02 | Updated: 2021-02-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU29488

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-14155

CWE-ID: CWE-190

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
PCRE
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: PCRE

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow. A remote attacker can pass a large number after a (?C substring, trigger integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PCRE: 8.00 - 8.43


CPE

External links
http://bugs.gentoo.org/717920
http://www.pcre.org/original/changelog.txt


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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