USN-3694-1: NASM vulnerabilities

28 June 2018

nasm vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

NASM could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description

  • nasm - General-purpose x86 assembler

Details

It was discovered that NASM incorrectly handled certain source files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted source file, a remote attacker could use these issues to cause NASM to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
nasm - 2.10.09-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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