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CVE-2008-2719 Detail


Off-by-one error in the ppscan function (preproc.c) in Netwide Assembler (NASM) 2.02 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted file that triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  06/16/2008

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/04/2008)

Not vulnerable. These issues did not affect the versions of NASM as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name;h=76ec8e73db16f4cf1453a142d03bcc74d528f72f Exploit External Source CONFIRM;h=76ec8e73db16f4cf1453a142d03bcc74d528f72f External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:120 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080611 CVE id request: nasm off-by-one External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20080611 Re: CVE id request: nasm off-by-one External Source BID 29656 External Source SECTRACK 1020259 External Source UBUNTU USN-648-1 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-1811 External Source XF nasm-ppscan-bo(42995) External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM

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