Bug 1492091 (CVE-2017-12837)

Summary: CVE-2017-12837 perl: Heap buffer overflow in regular expression compiler
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Adam Mariš <amaris>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: alexl, caillon+fedoraproject, cbuissar, hhorak, iarnell, jorton, jplesnik, kasal, perl-devel, perl-maint-list, ppisar, psabata, rc040203, rhughes, sandmann, slawomir, tcallawa
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20170912,reported=20170913,source=upstream,cvss3=5.9/CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H,cwe=CWE-122,rhel-5/perl=notaffected,rhel-6/perl=notaffected,rhel-7/perl=notaffected,rhscl-2/rh-perl520-perl=wontfix,rhscl-2/rh-perl524-perl=wontfix,fedora-all/perl=affected
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A heap write buffer overflow was found in perl's S_regatom() function, which is used in the compilation of regular expressions, resulting in the crash of the perl interpreter. An attacker, able to provide a specially crafted regular expression, could cause a denial of service.
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Last Closed: 2017-09-25 15:37:50 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1492094    
Bug Blocks: 1489904, 1492097    

Description Adam Mariš 2017-09-15 12:44:58 UTC
Compiling certain regular expression patterns with the case-insensitive modifier could cause a heap buffer overflow and crash perl.

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-09-15 12:48:34 UTC
Created perl tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1492094]

Comment 2 Cedric Buissart 🐶 2017-09-25 15:18:13 UTC

This issue does not affect perl versions older than 5.18. Perl as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and older are not affected by this vulnerability.

Comment 4 Cedric Buissart 🐶 2017-09-25 15:38:03 UTC

Name: Sawyer X (Perl)

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2017-10-02 14:23:47 UTC
perl-5.26.1-401.fc27 has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2017-10-02 16:21:34 UTC
perl-5.24.3-395.fc26 has been pushed to the Fedora 26 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2017-10-13 21:20:16 UTC
perl-5.24.3-389.fc25 has been pushed to the Fedora 25 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.