USN-3694-1: NASM vulnerabilities
28 June 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
NASM could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.
- nasm - General-purpose x86 assembler
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.