PCRE CVE-2017-16231 Local Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

PCRE is prone to a local stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied input.

Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will likely cause a denial-of-service condition.

PCRE 8.41 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected.


Bugtraq ID: 101688
Class: Boundary Condition Error
CVE: CVE-2017-16231

Remote: No
Local: Yes
Published: Nov 01 2017 12:00AM
Updated: Nov 01 2017 12:00AM
Credit: ZHANG JIAWANG from cncert.
Vulnerable: PCRE PCRE 8.41

Not Vulnerable:


The researcher has created a proof-of-concept to demonstrate the issue. Please see the references for more information.

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