Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : binutils vulnerability (USN-292-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :


Jesus Olmos Gonzalez discovered a buffer overflow in the Tektronix Hex
Format (TekHex) backend of the BFD library, such as used by the
'strings' utility. By tricking an user or automated system into
processing a specially crafted file with 'strings' or a vulnerable
third-party application using the BFD library, this could be exploited
to crash the application, or possibly even execute arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27864 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2362