Ubuntu 4.10 : nasm vulnerability (USN-45-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20662


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


Jonathan 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.

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.


Update the affected nasm package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 20662

File Name: ubuntu_USN-45-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nasm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1287

USN: 45-1