USN-45-1: nasm vulnerability

22 December 2004

nasm vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
nasm

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

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