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picasm -- buffer overflow vulnerability


Shaun Colley reports:

When generating error and warning messages, picasm copies strings into fixed length buffers without bounds checking.

If an attacker could trick a user into assembling a source file with a malformed 'error' directive, arbitrary code could be executed with the privileges of the user. This could result in full system compromise.



portaudit: picasm -- buffer overflow vulnerability

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