GLSA-201612-24 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201612-24
(Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Binutils. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or overwrite arbitrary
files.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-24

Solution :

All Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/binutils-2.25'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95640 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8484
CVE-2014-8485
CVE-2014-8501
CVE-2014-8502
CVE-2014-8503
CVE-2014-8504
CVE-2014-8737
CVE-2014-8738

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