RHEL 2.1 : binutils (RHSA-2005:763)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20045


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated binutils package that fixes minor security issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Binutils is a collection of utilities used for the creation of executable code. A number of bugs were found in various binutils tools.

Several integer overflow bugs were found in binutils. If a user is tricked into processing a specially crafted executable with utilities such as readelf, size, strings, objdump, or nm, it may allow the execution of arbitrary code as the user running the utility. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1704 to this issue.

All users of binutils should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to resolve these issues.


Update the affected binutils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20045

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-763.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/19

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:binutils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1704

RHSA: 2005:763