Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nasm (MDKSA-2005:004)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16117


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A buffer overflow in nasm was discovered by Jonathan Rockway. This vulnerability could lead to the execution of arbitrary code when compiling a malicious assembler source file.

The updated packages are patched to correct the problem.


Update the affected nasm, nasm-doc and / or nasm-rdoff packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 16117

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-004.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/01/07

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nasm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nasm-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nasm-rdoff, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1287

MDKSA: 2005:004