Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nasm (MDVSA-2008:120)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 37637
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The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


An off-by-one error was found in nasm 2.02 that allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted file that triggers a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2008-2719).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37637

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-120.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/21/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2719

MDVSA: 2008:120

CWE: 189