GLSA-200506-01 : Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18406
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200506-01 (Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow)
Tavis Ormandy and Ned Ludd of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered an integer overflow in the BFD library and elfutils, resulting in a heap based buffer overflow.
Successful exploitation would require a user to access a specially crafted binary file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll GNU Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose sys-devel/binutils All elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/elfutils-0.108'