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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201607-02

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201607-02
Posted Jul 8, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201607-2 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libpcre, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution, or cause a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 8.38-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability, code execution
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2014-8964, CVE-2015-5073, CVE-2015-8380, CVE-2015-8381, CVE-2015-8383, CVE-2015-8384, CVE-2015-8385, CVE-2015-8386, CVE-2015-8387, CVE-2015-8388, CVE-2015-8389, CVE-2015-8390, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8392, CVE-2015-8393, CVE-2015-8394, CVE-2015-8395, CVE-2016-1283
MD5 | d5142f70faf9cdfff03e7d3388c398a8

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201607-02

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Severity: Normal
Title: libpcre: Multiple Vulnerabilities
Date: July 09, 2016
Bugs: #529952, #551240, #553300, #570694, #575546
ID: 201607-02

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libpcre, the worst of which
could lead to arbitrary code execution, or cause a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
==========

libpcre is a library providing functions for Perl-compatible regular
expressions.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/libpcre < 8.38-r1 >= 8.38-r1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libpcre. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

An attacker can possibly execute arbitrary code or create a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libpcre users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libpcre-8.38-r1"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2014-8964
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-8964
[ 2 ] CVE-2014-8964
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-8964
[ 3 ] CVE-2015-5073
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-5073
[ 4 ] CVE-2015-5073
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-5073
[ 5 ] CVE-2015-5073
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-5073
[ 6 ] CVE-2015-8380
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8380
[ 7 ] CVE-2015-8381
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8381
[ 8 ] CVE-2015-8383
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8383
[ 9 ] CVE-2015-8384
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8384
[ 10 ] CVE-2015-8385
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8385
[ 11 ] CVE-2015-8386
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8386
[ 12 ] CVE-2015-8387
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8387
[ 13 ] CVE-2015-8388
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8388
[ 14 ] CVE-2015-8389
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8389
[ 15 ] CVE-2015-8390
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8390
[ 16 ] CVE-2015-8391
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8391
[ 17 ] CVE-2015-8392
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8392
[ 18 ] CVE-2015-8393
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8393
[ 19 ] CVE-2015-8394
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8394
[ 20 ] CVE-2015-8395
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-8395
[ 21 ] CVE-2016-1283
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-1283
[ 22 ] CVE-2016-1283
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-1283

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201607-02

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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