Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : elfutils vulnerabilities (USN-4012-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 125811
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that elfutils incorrectly handled certain malformed files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, elfutils could be made to crash or consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.