Scientific Linux Security Update : binutils on SL7.x x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119179


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security


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

- binutils: integer underflow or overflow via an ELF file
with a corrupt DWARF FORM block in libbfd library

- 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

- binutils: NULL pointer dereference in elf.c

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


Update the affected binutils, binutils-debuginfo and / or
binutils-devel packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 119179

File Name: sl_20181030_binutils_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/27

Modified: 2018/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/30

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