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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN136-1 : binutils vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
binutils vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- binutils
- binutils-dev
- binutils-doc
- binutils-multiarch


Description :

Tavis Ormandy found an integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor
(BFD) parser in the GNU debugger. The same vulnerable code is also
present in binutils. By tricking an user into processing a specially
crafted executable with the binutils tools (strings, objdump, nm,
readelf, etc.), a possible hacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the affected program.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- binutils-2.15-5ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- binutils-dev-2.15-5ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- binutils-doc-2.15-5ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)
- binutils-multiarch-2.15-5ubuntu2.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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