Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201801-01

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Binutils, the worst of which may allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition.

Affected Packages

sys-devel/binutils on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.29.1-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.29.1-r1

Background

The GNU Binutils are a collection of tools to create, modify and analyse binary files. Many of the files use BFD, the Binary File Descriptor library, to do low-level manipulation.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Binutils. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to compile/execute a specially crafted ELF, tekhex, PE, or binary file, could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution

All Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/binutils-2.29.1-r1"
 

References

Release Date
January 07, 2018

Latest Revision
January 07, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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