Amazon Linux 2 : binutils (ALAS-2019-1358)

high Nessus Plugin ID 131026
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Synopsis

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

Description

An issue was discovered in arm_pt in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30. Stack Exhaustion occurs in the C++ demangling functions provided by libiberty, and there are recursive stack frames: demangle_arm_hp_template, demangle_class_name, demangle_fund_type, do_type, do_arg, demangle_args, and demangle_nested_args. This can occur during execution of nm-new.
(CVE-2018-12641)

A NULL pointer dereference (aka SEGV on unknown address 0x000000000000) was discovered in work_stuff_copy_to_from in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30.
This can occur during execution of objdump. (CVE-2018-12697)

binutils version 2.32 and earlier contains a Integer Overflow vulnerability in objdump, bfd_get_dynamic_reloc_upper_bound,bfd_canonicalize_dynamic_reloc that can result in Integer overflow trigger heap overflow. Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.. This attack appear to be exploitable via Local. This vulnerability appears to have been fixed in after commit 3a551c7a1b80fca579461774860574eabfd7f18f.
(CVE-2018-1000876)

Solution

Run 'yum update binutils' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2019-1358.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 131026

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1358.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/15/2019

Updated: 12/12/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1000876

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/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:L/UI:N/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: 11/14/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/22/2018

Reference Information

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

ALAS: 2019-1358