GLSA-201710-10 : elfutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 103845

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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201710-10 (elfutils: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in elfutils. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition via specially crafted ELF files.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/elfutils-0.169-r1' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 103845

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201710-10.nasl

Version: Revision: 3.2

Type: local

Published: 2017/10/16

Updated: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:elfutils, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10254, CVE-2016-10255, CVE-2017-7607, CVE-2017-7608, CVE-2017-7609, CVE-2017-7610, CVE-2017-7611, CVE-2017-7612, CVE-2017-7613

GLSA: 201710-10