Ubuntu 12.10 / 13.10 / 14.04 : elfutils vulnerability (USN-2188-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Florian Weimer discovered that the elfutils libdw library incorrectly
handled malformed compressed debug sections in ELF files. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted ELF
file, applications linked against libdw could be made to crash, or
possibly execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected libdw1 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73802 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66714

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0172