Ubuntu 4.10 : nasm vulnerability (USN-45-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20662
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJonathan Rockway discovered a locally exploitable buffer overflow in the error() 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected nasm package.