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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 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.

Solution :

Update the affected nasm package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20662 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1287