RHEL 4 : elfutils (RHSA-2006:0354)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22219


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated elfutils packages that address a minor security issue and various other issues are now available.

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

The elfutils packages contain a number of utility programs and libraries related to the creation and maintenance of executable code.

The elfutils packages that originally shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 were GPL-licensed versions which lacked some functionality.
Previous updates provided fully functional versions of elfutils only under the OSL license. This update provides a fully functional, GPL-licensed version of elfutils.

In the OSL-licensed elfutils versions provided in previous updates, some tools could sometimes crash when given corrupted input files.

Also, when the eu-strip tool was used to create separate debuginfo files from relocatable objects such as kernel modules (.ko), the resulting debuginfo files (.ko.debug) were sometimes corrupted. Both of these problems are fixed in the new version.

Users of elfutils should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22219

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0354.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/08/14

Modified: 2016/12/29

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:elfutils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:elfutils-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:elfutils-libelf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:elfutils-libelf-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1704

RHSA: 2006:0354