Fedora 28 : elfutils (2018-1eec1f0d17)

High Nessus Plugin ID 120279


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fixes CVE-2018-16062, CVE-2018-16402 and CVE-2018-16403. unstrip:
Handle SHT_GROUP sections. strip: Handle mixed (out of order) allocated/non-allocated sections. elfcompress: Don't rewrite input file if no section data needs updating. Try harder to keep same file mode bits (suid) on rewrite. libelf, libdw and all tools now handle extended shnum and shstrndx correctly.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website.
Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected elfutils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120279

File Name: fedora_2018-1eec1f0d17.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/03

Updated: 2019/09/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:elfutils, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:28

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16062, CVE-2018-16402, CVE-2018-16403