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Bug 617942 (CVE-2017-8786) - <dev-libs/libpcre2-10.30: pcre2test.c heap-based buffer overflow
Summary: <dev-libs/libpcre2-10.30: pcre2test.c heap-based buffer overflow
Alias: CVE-2017-8786
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B2 [glsa cve]
Depends on: CVE-2017-8399
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Reported: 2017-05-09 07:46 UTC by GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot
Modified: 2017-10-08 14:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2017-05-09 07:46:36 UTC
CVE-2017-8786 (
  pcre2test.c in PCRE2 10.23 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
  service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other
  impact via a crafted regular expression.
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2017-05-09 18:27:22 UTC
documented at

I guess it is A2 instead of C3
Comment 2 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-06-04 00:16:43 UTC
Upstream patch:
Comment 3 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-08-18 16:05:50 UTC
Fixed in >=dev-libs/libpcre2-10.30, stabilization will happen in bug 617944.
Comment 4 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2017-10-08 14:43:33 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201710-09 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).