Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : GNU binutils vulnerabilities (USN-4336-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 135966

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

It was discovered that GNU binutils contained a large number of security issues. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, a remote attacker could cause GNU binutils to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected binutils and / or binutils-multiarch packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/4336-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135966

File Name: ubuntu_USN-4336-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/04/24

Updated: 2020/09/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:binutils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:binutils-multiarch, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/04/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/03/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1000876, CVE-2018-10372, CVE-2018-10373, CVE-2018-10534, CVE-2018-10535, CVE-2018-12641, CVE-2018-12697, CVE-2018-12698, CVE-2018-12699, CVE-2018-12700, CVE-2018-12934, CVE-2018-13033, CVE-2018-17358, CVE-2018-17359, CVE-2018-17360, CVE-2018-17794, CVE-2018-17985, CVE-2018-18309, CVE-2018-18483, CVE-2018-18484, CVE-2018-18605, CVE-2018-18606, CVE-2018-18607, CVE-2018-18700, CVE-2018-18701, CVE-2018-19931, CVE-2018-19932, CVE-2018-20002, CVE-2018-20623, CVE-2018-20651, CVE-2018-20671, CVE-2018-8945, CVE-2018-9138, CVE-2019-12972, CVE-2019-14250, CVE-2019-14444, CVE-2019-17450, CVE-2019-17451, CVE-2019-9070, CVE-2019-9071, CVE-2019-9073, CVE-2019-9074, CVE-2019-9075, CVE-2019-9077

USN: 4336-1