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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-01.xml

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'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18406 (gentoo_GLSA-200506-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1704