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USN128-1 : nasm vulnerability Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
nasm vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote package "nasm" is missing a security patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- nasm-0.98.38-1ubuntu0.2 (Ubuntu 5.04)

Threat Level: High

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