#VU30256 Out-of-bounds read


Published: 2020-06-15 | Updated: 2021-02-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU30256

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-20838

CWE-ID: CWE-125

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 non-authenticated attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

libpcre in PCRE before 8.43 allows a subject buffer over-read in JIT when UTF is disabled, and X or R has more than one fixed quantifier, a related issue to CVE-2019-20454.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PCRE: 8.00 - 8.42


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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