Amazon Linux 2 : binutils (ALAS-2019-1185)

high Nessus Plugin ID 123469
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Synopsis

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

Description

The _bfd_xcoff_read_ar_hdr function in bfd/coff-rs6000.c and bfd/coff64-rs6000.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds stack read via a crafted COFF image file.(CVE-2017-12451)

The evax_bfd_print_emh function in vms-alpha.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted vms alpha file.(CVE-2017-12455)

The setup_group function in elf.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a group section that is too small.(CVE-2017-13710)

The nlm_swap_auxiliary_headers_in function in bfd/nlmcode.h in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted nlm file.(CVE-2017-12458)

The _bfd_vms_slurp_egsd function in bfd/vms-alpha.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an arbitrary memory read via a crafted vms alpha file.(CVE-2017-12454)

The _bfd_vms_slurp_eeom function in libbfd.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted vms alpha file.(CVE-2017-12453)

The alpha_vms_object_p function in bfd/vms-alpha.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap write and possibly achieve code execution via a crafted vms alpha file.(CVE-2017-12450)

The read_symbol_stabs_debugging_info function in rddbg.c in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted binary file.(CVE-2017-12456)

The bfd_mach_o_read_symtab_strtab function in bfd/mach-o.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap write and possibly achieve code execution via a crafted mach-o file.(CVE-2017-12459)

The _bfd_vms_save_sized_string function in vms-misc.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted vms file.(CVE-2017-12449)

The bfd_make_section_with_flags function in section.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a NULL dereference via a crafted file.(CVE-2017-12457)

The bfd_mach_o_i386_canonicalize_one_reloc function in bfd/mach-o-i386.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted mach-o file.(CVE-2017-12452)

The bfd_cache_close function in bfd/cache.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a heap use after free and possibly achieve code execution via a crafted nested archive file. This issue occurs because incorrect functions are called during an attempt to release memory. The issue can be addressed by better input validation in the bfd_generic_archive_p function in bfd/archive.c.(CVE-2017-12448)

Solution

Run 'yum update binutils' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2019-1185.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 123469

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1185.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/29/2019

Updated: 1/27/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

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: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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/28/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/4/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12448, CVE-2017-12449, CVE-2017-12450, CVE-2017-12451, CVE-2017-12452, CVE-2017-12453, CVE-2017-12454, CVE-2017-12455, CVE-2017-12456, CVE-2017-12457, CVE-2017-12458, CVE-2017-12459, CVE-2017-13710

ALAS: 2019-1185