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USN128-1 : nasm vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote package "nasm" is missing a security patch.
Josh Bressers discovered a buffer overflow in the ieee_putascii()
function of nasm. If a possible hacker tricked a user into assembling a
malicious source file, they could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the rights of the user that runs nasm.
Upgrade to :
- nasm-0.98.38-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)
Threat Level: High
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