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Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in PCRE affect PowerKVM

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Summary

PowerKVM is affected by several vulnerabilities in the PCRE library. These vulnerabilities are now fixed.

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2015-8386
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by the improper handling of the interaction of lookbehind assertions and mutually recursive subpatterns. By using a specially crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108461 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8388
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by the improper handling ofpattern and related patterns with an unmatched closing parenthesis. By using a specially crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108459 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8391
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the mishandling of certain nesting by the pcre_compile function. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted regular expression to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause a denial of service.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108456 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3191
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE and PCRE2 are vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by the improper handling of the (*ACCEPT) substring by the compile_branch function in pcre_compile.c. By using a specially-crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/111583 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-2328
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of patterns with certain internal recursive back references. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially crafted regular expression to cause a segmentation fault.
CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/109276 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-3217
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the match() function. By sending a specially-crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/103582 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-5073
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the find_fixedlength() function. By sending a specially-crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/104098 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8385
DESCRIPTION:
PCRE is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by the improper handling of pattern and related patterns with certain forward references. By using a specially crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
CVSS Base Score: 7.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108462 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

PowerKVM 2.1 and PowerKVM 3.1

Remediation/Fixes

Customers can update PowerKVM systems by using "yum update".

Fix images are made available via Fix Central. For version 3.1, see https://ibm.biz/BdHggw for 3.1.0.2 (3.1.0 SP2) or later.

For version 2.1, see PowerKVM 2.1.1.3-65. Update 10 at https://ibm.biz/BdEnT8 or later. Customers running v2.1 are, in any case, encouraged to upgrade to v3.1.

For v2.1 systems currently running fix levels of PowerKVM prior to 2.1.1, please see http://download4.boulder.ibm.com/sar/CMA/OSA/05e4c/0/README for prerequisite fixes and instructions.

Workarounds and Mitigations

None

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References

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Change History

8 June 2016 - Initial Version

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Document information

More support for: PowerKVM

Software version: 2.1, 3.1

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: KVM

Reference #: T1023886

Modified date: 22 July 2016