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    ArchLinux: 201901-16: nasm: denial of service

    Date27 Jan 2019
    CategoryArchLinux
    617
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The package nasm before version 2.14.02-1 is vulnerable to denial of service.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201901-16
    ==========================================
    
    Severity: Medium
    Date    : 2019-01-24
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2019-6290 CVE-2019-6291
    Package : nasm
    Type    : denial of service
    Remote  : No
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-852
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package nasm before version 2.14.02-1 is vulnerable to denial of
    service.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 2.14.02-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "nasm>=2.14.02-1"
    
    The problems have been fixed upstream in version 2.14.02.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    - CVE-2019-6290 (denial of service)
    
    An infinite recursion issue was discovered in eval.c in Netwide
    Assembler (NASM) through 2.14.02. There is a stack exhaustion problem
    resulting from infinite recursion in the functions expr, rexp, bexpr
    and cexpr in certain scenarios involving lots of '{' characters. Remote
    attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-
    service via a crafted asm file.
    
    - CVE-2019-6291 (denial of service)
    
    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.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A local attacker is able to cause a denial of service via a specially
    crafted asm file.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://bugzilla.nasm.us/show_bug.cgi?id=3392548
    https://bugzilla.nasm.us/show_bug.cgi?id=3392549
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-6290
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2019-6291
    

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