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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:033

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:033.

The alsa-lib package provides a library of functions for communication with
kernel sound drivers.

A flaw in the alsa mixer code was discovered that caused stack
execution protection to be disabled for the library.
The effect of this flaw is that stack execution protection, through NX or
Exec-Shield, would be disabled for any application linked to libasound.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
assigned the name CVE-2005-0087 to this issue

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
patched version of the library which correctly enables stack execution

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0087
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