GLSA-201612-32 : elfutils: Heap-based buffer overflow

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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-201612-32
(elfutils: Heap-based buffer overflow)

An integer overflow, in the check_section function of dwarf_begin_elf.c,
in the libdw library can lead to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-32

Solution :

All elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/elfutils-0.159'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95735 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0172

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