RHEL 7 : binutils (RHSA-2019:2075)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 127665

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for binutils is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The binutils packages provide a collection of binary utilities for the manipulation of object code in various object file formats. It includes the ar, as, gprof, ld, nm, objcopy, objdump, ranlib, readelf, size, strings, strip, and addr2line utilities.

Security Fix(es) :

* binutils: integer overflow leads to heap-based buffer overflow in objdump (CVE-2018-1000876)

* binutils: Stack Exhaustion in the demangling functions provided by libiberty (CVE-2018-12641)

* binutils: NULL pointer dereference in work_stuff_copy_to_from in cplus-dem.c. (CVE-2018-12697)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

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

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?3395ff0b

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2075

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-12641

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-12697

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1000876

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 127665

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2019-2075.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/12

Updated: 2019/10/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:binutils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:binutils-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:binutils-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/08/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000876, CVE-2018-12641, CVE-2018-12697

RHSA: 2019:2075