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MDKSA-2005:090: nasm Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the nasm package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:090 (nasm).
A buffer overflow in nasm was discovered by Josh Bressers. If a possible hacker could
trick a user into assembling a malicious source file, they could use this
vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
The provided packages have been patched to correct these issues.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:090
Threat Level: High
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