Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27946 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2005-4808
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