Amazon Linux 2 : binutils (ALAS-2019-1138)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121047

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

An integer wraparound has been discovered in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library distributed in GNU Binutils up to version 2.30. An attacker could cause a crash by providing an ELF file with corrupted DWARF debug information.(CVE-2018-7568)

The ignore_section_sym function in elf.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, does not validate the output_section pointer in the case of a symtab entry with a 'SECTION' type that has a '0' value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted file, as demonstrated by objcopy.(CVE-2018-10535)

The display_debug_ranges function in dwarf.c in GNU Binutils 2.30 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file, as demonstrated by objdump.(CVE-2018-7643)

concat_filename in dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted binary file, as demonstrated by nm-new.(CVE-2018-10373)

The elf_object_p function in elfcode.h in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, has an unsigned integer overflow because bfd_size_type multiplication is not used. A crafted ELF file allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact.(CVE-2018-6323)

An integer wraparound has been discovered in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library distributed in GNU Binutils up to version 2.30. An attacker could cause a crash by providing an ELF file with corrupted DWARF debug information.(CVE-2018-7569)

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, as demonstrated by _bfd_elf_parse_attributes in elf-attrs.c and bfd_malloc in libbfd.c. This can occur during execution of nm.(CVE-2018-13033)

process_cu_tu_index in dwarf.c in GNU Binutils 2.30 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted binary file, as demonstrated by readelf.(CVE-2018-10372)

In the coff_pointerize_aux function in coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, an index is not validated, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file, as demonstrated by objcopy of a COFF object.(CVE-2018-7208)

Solution

Run 'yum update binutils' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2019-1138.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 121047

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1138.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/10

Updated: 2019/07/10

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:amazon:linux:binutils, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:binutils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:binutils-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/01/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10372, CVE-2018-10373, CVE-2018-10535, CVE-2018-13033, CVE-2018-6323, CVE-2018-7208, CVE-2018-7568, CVE-2018-7569, CVE-2018-7643

ALAS: 2019-1138