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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Glibc Vendors:   GNU [multiple authors]
Glibc Regex Bug Lets Remote or Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028063
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-0242   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 31 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Glibc. A remote or local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote or local user can send specially crafted data to trigger a regex processing error and cause the target application to crash.

The vulnerability resides in 'posix/regexec.c'.

The original advisory is available at:

Impact:   A remote or local user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a proposed patch, available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

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