Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
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.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
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without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.5
Public Exploit Available : false