CVE-2019-6291

Published: 15 January 2019

An issue was discovered in the function expr6 in eval.c in Netwide Assembler (NASM) through 2.14.02. There is a stack exhaustion problem caused by the expr6 function making recursive calls to itself in certain scenarios involving lots of '!' or '+' or '-' characters. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service via a crafted asm file.

Priority

Negligible

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
nasm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Deferred
(2019-04-25)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Deferred
(2019-04-25)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Deferred
(2019-04-25)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was deferred [2019-04-25])
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was deferred [2019-04-25])