Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : binutils vulnerability (USN-336-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

A buffer overflow was discovered in gas (the GNU assembler). By
tricking an user or automated system (like a compile farm) into
assembling a specially crafted source file with gcc or gas, this could
be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27915 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4807