Important CentOS pcre Security Update


pcre-8.32-15.el7_2.1.i686.rpm, pcre-8.32-15.el7_2.1.src.rpm, pcre-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm, pcre-devel-8.32-15.el7_2.1.i686.rpm, pcre-devel-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm, pcre-static-8.32-15.el7_2.1.i686.rpm, pcre-static-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm, pcre-tools-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm,
2018-01-18 11:12
2017-07-27 19:11
2017-04-14 09:03
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:14


An update for pcre is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

PCRE is a Perl-compatible regular expression library.

Security Fix(es):

* Multiple flaws were found in the way PCRE handled malformed regular expressions. An attacker able to make an application using PCRE process a specially crafted regular expression could use these flaws to cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-8385, CVE-2016-3191, CVE-2015-2328, CVE-2015-3217, CVE-2015-5073, CVE-2015-8388, CVE-2015-8391, CVE-2015-8386)
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 pcre pcre-8.32-15.el7_2.1.i686.rpm
pcre pcre-8.32-15.el7_2.1.src.rpm
pcre pcre-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm
pcre-devel pcre-devel-8.32-15.el7_2.1.i686.rpm
pcre-devel pcre-devel-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm
pcre-static pcre-static-8.32-15.el7_2.1.i686.rpm
pcre-static pcre-static-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm
pcre-tools pcre-tools-8.32-15.el7_2.1.x86_64.rpm