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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ELSA-2020-4465 advisory.
- find_abstract_instance in dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.32, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion and application crash) via a crafted ELF file. (CVE-2019-17450)
Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.
SolutionUpdate the affected binutils and / or binutils-devel packages.