[Clamav-devel] ClamAV 0.99 RC 2

Mickey Sola msola at sourcefire.com
Fri Nov 20 13:01:39 EST 2015

Hi Mark,

Unfortunately, as of right now the only way to get pcre 8.38 is via their
rc1 candidate (check the pcre-dev mailing list for a tarball).

In practice, the pcre exploit ClamAV warns about (
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1032453) relies upon an explicitly
malicious regex, so you don't have to worry too much unless you're using
untrusted sigs. Everything should still compile and run just fine, even
with 8.37.

- Mickey

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 8:08 AM, Mark Allan <markjallan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I saw the blog post about v0.99 rc 2 and have downloaded it for testing.
> It looks like bug 11411 [
> https://bugzilla.clamav.net/show_bug.cgi?id=11411 ] is still open, so I
> decided to download and build PCRE as well.
> I initially tried the PCRE2 branch but it wasn't recognised by ClamAV's
> configure script, so I went with the most up-to-date version of PCRE (which
> is currently 8.37) but now configure outputs the following:
> configure: WARNING: The installed pcre version may contain a security bug.
> Please upgrade to 8.38 or later: http://www.pcre.org
> There is no 8.38 that I can see:
>         https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcre/files/pcre/
> Are you just assuming that 8.38 will be coming soon to fix the bug, or is
> there a download somewhere that I'm not seeing?
> Thanks
> Mark
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