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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200506-01] Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-01
(Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow)


Tavis Ormandy and Ned Ludd of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team
discovered an integer overflow in the BFD library and elfutils,
resulting in a heap based buffer overflow.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require a user to access a specially
crafted binary file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All GNU Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose sys-devel/binutils
All elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/elfutils-0.108"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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