Photon OS 3.0: Binutils PHSA-2022-3.0-0348

high Nessus Plugin ID 156592


The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.


An update of the binutils package has been released.

- stab_xcoff_builtin_type in stabs.c in GNU Binutils through 2.37 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact, as demonstrated by an out- of-bounds write. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2018-12699. (CVE-2021-45078)


Update the affected Linux packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156592

File Name: PhotonOS_PHSA-2022-3_0-0348_binutils.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 1/10/2022

Updated: 11/21/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-45078


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:vmware:photonos:binutils, cpe:/o:vmware:photonos:3.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/6/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/15/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-45078