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Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 13:39:07 +0200
From: Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
Cc: CVE Assignments MITRE <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: pcre: Segmentation fault on certain
 input to regular expressions with nested alternatives when JIT is used


On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 08:25:55AM +0100, Salvatore Bonaccorso wrote:
> Hi
> In Debian the following issue was reported (test case contained)
> On certain input when processed for regular expressions with nested
> alternatives and JIT is used, pcre3 can segfault, affecting in this
> case suricata leading to at least a denial of service.
> The problem was addressed upstream with commit:
> Can you assign a CVE for this issue?

Additional information for this request: The issue seems to have been
introduced with
in 8.35.

Note that upstream of suricata tracks the issue in suricata in
conjunction with pcre 8.35 with
to issue a warning.


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