Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : binutils vulnerability (USN-136-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

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.), an attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the affected program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20527 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1704