Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : nasm vulnerability (USN-128-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Josh Bressers discovered a buffer overflow in the ieee_putascii()
function of nasm. If an attacker tricked a user into assembling a
malicious source file, they could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user that runs nasm.

Solution :

Update the affected nasm package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20518 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1194