Debian DSA-3123-1 : binutils - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 80444


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


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.


Upgrade the binutils packages.

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 80444

File Name: debian_DSA-3123.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/12/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/9/2015

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