Ubuntu 5.10 : binutils vulnerability (USN-366-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27946
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA buffer overflow was discovered in gas (the GNU assembler). By tricking an user or automated system (like a compile farm) into assembling a specially crafted source file with gcc or gas, this could be exploited to execute arbitrary code with the user's privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.