#VU7566 Buffer overflow


Published: 2017-07-18 | Updated: 2017-07-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU7566

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-7245

CWE-ID: CWE-121

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in pcre32_copy_substring() function in pcre_get.c in libpcre1 in PCRE 8.40. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trigger stack-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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


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