CentOS 8 : binutils (CESA-2020:1797)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 145841


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2020:1797 advisory.

- binutils: Improper Input Validation, Signed/Unsigned Comparison, Out-of-bounds Read in gold/fileread.cc and elfcpp/elfcpp_file.h leads to denial of service (CVE-2019-1010204)

- binutils: integer overflow leading to a SEGV in _bfd_dwarf2_find_nearest_line in dwarf2.c (CVE-2019-17451)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 145841

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2020-1797.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/1/2021

Updated: 3/23/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17451


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:binutils, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:binutils-devel

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17451, CVE-2019-1010204

BID: 109365

RHSA: 2020:1797