Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : nasm vulnerabilities (USN-3694-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 110805
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that NASM incorrectly handled certain source files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted source file, a remote attacker could use these issues to cause NASM to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected nasm package.