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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2719

Original release date: 06/16/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


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.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; 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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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-648-1
External Source: XF
Name: nasm-ppscan-bo(42995)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020259
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=106208&aid=1942146&group_id=6208
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1811
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080611 CVE id request: nasm off-by-one
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://repo.or.cz/w/nasm.git?a=commit;h=76ec8e73db16f4cf1453a142d03bcc74d528f72f
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080611 Re: CVE id request: nasm off-by-one
External Source: BID
Name: 29656
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=6208&release_id=606115
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:120

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:nasm:nasm:2.02
* cpe:/a:nasm:netwide_assembler:2.02

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