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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected nasm package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36953 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2719

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