CVE-2019-6293

Priority
Description
An issue was discovered in the function mark_beginning_as_normal in nfa.c
in flex 2.6.4. There is a stack exhaustion problem caused by the
mark_beginning_as_normal function making recursive calls to itself in
certain scenarios involving lots of '*' characters. Remote attackers could
leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service.
Package
Source: flex (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):needed
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):needed
More Information

Updated: 2019-03-19 11:32:42 UTC (commit 15472795df7e9de45b82f2d36b8b419b939f97b2)