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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0640 -- [Win][UNIX/Linux]
An off-by-one error was found in nasm 2.02.
24 June 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: nasm 2.02
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: CVE-2008-2719
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Mandriva. It is recommended that administrators
running nasm check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2008:120
Package : nasm
Date : June 21, 2008
An off-by-one error was found in nasm 2.02 that allowed
context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted file that triggers
a stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2008-2719).
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.
Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:
gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98
You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
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