Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Josh Bressers discovered a buffer overflow in the ieee_putascii()
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.
Update the affected nasm package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6