CentOS 7 : binutils (CESA-2018:3032)

high Nessus Plugin ID 118983
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for binutils is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link (s) in the References section.

The binutils packages provide a collection of binary utilities for the manipulation of object code in various object file formats. It includes the ar, as, gprof, ld, nm, objcopy, objdump, ranlib, readelf, size, strings, strip, and addr2line utilities.

Security Fix(es) :

* binutils: Improper bounds check in coffgen.c:coff_pointerize_aux() allows for denial of service when parsing a crafted COFF file (CVE-2018-7208)

* binutils: integer overflow via an ELF file with corrupt dwarf1 debug information in libbfd library (CVE-2018-7568)

* binutils: integer underflow or overflow via an ELF file with a corrupt DWARF FORM block in libbfd library (CVE-2018-7569)

* binutils: NULL pointer dereference in swap_std_reloc_in function in aoutx.h resulting in crash (CVE-2018-7642)

* binutils: Integer overflow in the display_debug_ranges function resulting in crash (CVE-2018-7643)

* binutils: Crash in elf.c:bfd_section_from_shdr() with crafted executable (CVE-2018-8945)

* binutils: Heap-base buffer over-read in dwarf.c:process_cu_tu_index() allows for denial of service via crafted file (CVE-2018-10372)

* binutils: NULL pointer dereference in dwarf2.c:concat_filename() allows for denial of service via crafted file (CVE-2018-10373)

* binutils: out of bounds memory write in peXXigen.c files (CVE-2018-10534)

* binutils: NULL pointer dereference in elf.c (CVE-2018-10535)

* binutils: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption in execution of nm (CVE-2018-13033)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected binutils packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ba6e36ab

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118983

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-3032.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/16/2018

Updated: 4/8/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-7208

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:binutils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:binutils-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/15/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/18/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10372, CVE-2018-10373, CVE-2018-10534, CVE-2018-10535, CVE-2018-13033, CVE-2018-7208, CVE-2018-7568, CVE-2018-7569, CVE-2018-7642, CVE-2018-7643, CVE-2018-8945

RHSA: 2018:3032