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pcre -- regular expression buffer overflow


The pcre library is vulnerable to a buffer overflow vulnerability due to insufficient validation of quantifier values. This could lead execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the program using pcre by way of a specially crated regular expression.



portaudit: pcre -- regular expression buffer overflow

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