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Out-of-bounds Write

CVE-2018-16999

Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10

Summary

Netwide Assembler (NASM) 2.14rc15 has an invalid memory write (segmentation fault) in expand_smacro in preproc.c, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service via a crafted input file.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • REQUIRED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-787 - Out-of-Bounds Write

Out-of-bounds write vulnerability is a memory access bug that allows software to write data past the end or before the beginning of the intended buffer. This may result in the corruption of data, a crash, or arbitrary code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published