GLSA-201709-02 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-201709-02
(Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Binutils. Please review
References for additional information.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to compile/execute a specially
crafted ELF file, PE File, or binary file, could possibly cause a Denial
of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-02

Solution :

All Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/binutils-2.28.1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

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