Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : nasm vulnerability (USN-648-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Philipp Thomas discovered that the ppscan function of nasm contained
an off-by-one error. If a user or automated system were tricked into
assembling a specially crafted ASM file, a remote attacker could
execute arbitrary commands with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected nasm package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36953 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2719