Ubuntu 4.10 : nasm vulnerability (USN-45-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jonathan Rockway discovered a locally exploitable buffer overflow in
the error() 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected nasm package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20662 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1287