GLSA-201801-01 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 105627


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-01 (Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

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

There are no known workarounds at this time.


All Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/binutils-2.29.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 105627

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201801-01.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 2018/01/08

Updated: 2019/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12456, CVE-2017-12799, CVE-2017-12967, CVE-2017-14128, CVE-2017-14129, CVE-2017-14130, CVE-2017-14333, CVE-2017-15023, CVE-2017-15938, CVE-2017-15939, CVE-2017-15996, CVE-2017-7209, CVE-2017-7210, CVE-2017-7223, CVE-2017-7224, CVE-2017-7225, CVE-2017-7227, CVE-2017-9743, CVE-2017-9746, CVE-2017-9749, CVE-2017-9750, CVE-2017-9751, CVE-2017-9755, CVE-2017-9756

GLSA: 201801-01