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USN-3694-1: NASM vulnerabilities

28 June 2018

NASM could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • nasm - General-purpose x86 assembler

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.