RHEL 2.1 : binutils (RHSA-2005:763)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated binutils package that fixes minor security issues is now
available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

Binutils is a collection of utilities used for the creation of
executable code. A number of bugs were found in various binutils
tools.

Several integer overflow bugs were found in binutils. If a user is
tricked into processing a specially crafted executable with utilities
such as readelf, size, strings, objdump, or nm, it may allow the
execution of arbitrary code as the user running the utility. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-1704 to this issue.

All users of binutils should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to resolve these issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1704.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-763.html

Solution :

Update the affected binutils package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20045 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1704