SuSE 11.3 Security Update : binutils (SAT Patch Number 10214)

High Nessus Plugin ID 81076


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


binutils has been updated to fix eight security issues :

- Lack of range checking leading to controlled write in
_bfd_elf_setup_sections(). (CVE-2014-8485)

- Invalid read flaw in libbfd. (CVE-2014-8484)

- Write to uninitialized memory in the PE parser.

- Crash in the PE parser. (CVE-2014-8502)

- Segfault in the ihex parser when it encounters a malformed ihex file. (CVE-2014-8503)

- Stack buffer overflow in srec_scan. (CVE-2014-8504)

- Out-of-bounds memory write while processing a crafted 'ar' archive. (CVE-2014-8738)

- Directory traversal vulnerability allowing random file deletion/creation. (CVE-2014-8737)


Apply SAT patch number 10214.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81076

File Name: suse_11_binutils-201501-150122.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/29

Modified: 2015/01/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:binutils, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/22

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