Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : nasm vulnerabilities (USN-3694-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110805

Synopsis

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

Description

It 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.

Solution

Update the affected nasm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110805

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3694-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/29

Modified: 2018/06/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nasm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10686, CVE-2017-11111, CVE-2017-14228, CVE-2017-17810, CVE-2017-17811, CVE-2017-17812, CVE-2017-17813, CVE-2017-17814, CVE-2017-17815, CVE-2017-17816, CVE-2017-17817, CVE-2017-17818, CVE-2017-17819, CVE-2017-17820, CVE-2018-8881

USN: 3694-1