Debian DSA-3123-1 : binutils - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 80444

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Multiple security issues have been found in binutils, a toolbox for binary file manipulation. These vulnerabilities include multiple memory safety errors, buffer overflows, use-after-frees and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, the bypass of security restrictions, path traversal attack or denial of service.

Solution

Upgrade the binutils packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.22-8+deb7u2.

See Also

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/binutils

https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3123

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80444

File Name: debian_DSA-3123.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/12

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:binutils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8484, CVE-2014-8485, CVE-2014-8501, CVE-2014-8502, CVE-2014-8503, CVE-2014-8504, CVE-2014-8737, CVE-2014-8738

BID: 70714, 70741, 70761, 70866, 70868, 70869, 70908, 71083

DSA: 3123