#VU7564 Out-of-bounds read


Published: 2017-07-18 | Updated: 2022-10-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU7564

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-7186

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 attacker to cause DoS condition on the target system.

The weakness exists due to a segmentation violation issue by the libpcre1 and libpcre2. A remote attacker can send specially crafted packets and cause the application to crash.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in denial of service.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

PCRE: 8.00 - 8.40


CPE

External links
http://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/03/20/libpcre-invalid-memory-read-in-_pcre32_xclass-pcre_xclass-c/


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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