Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : binutils (MDVSA-2015:029-1)

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in binutils :

Multiple integer overflows in the (1) _objalloc_alloc function in objalloc.c and (2) objalloc_alloc macro in include/objalloc.h in GNU libiberty, as used by binutils 2.22, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors related to the addition of CHUNK_HEADER_SIZE to the length, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2012-3509).

The srec_scan function in bfd/srec.c in libdbfd in GNU binutils before 2.25 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a small S-record (CVE-2014-8484).

The setup_group function in bfd/elf.c in libbfd in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted section group headers in an ELF file (CVE-2014-8485).

The _bfd_XXi_swap_aouthdr_in function in bfd/peXXigen.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a crafted NumberOfRvaAndSizes field in the AOUT header in a PE executable (CVE-2014-8501).

Heap-based buffer overflow in the pe_print_edata function in bfd/peXXigen.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a truncated export table in a PE file (CVE-2014-8502).

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ihex_scan function in bfd/ihex.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a crafted ihex file (CVE-2014-8503).

Stack-based buffer overflow in the srec_scan function in bfd/srec.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a crafted file (CVE-2014-8504).

Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allow local users to delete arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to (1) strip or (2) objcopy or create arbitrary files via (3) a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to ar (CVE-2014-8737).

The _bfd_slurp_extended_name_table function in bfd/archive.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid write, segmentation fault, and crash) via a crafted extended name table in an archive (CVE-2014-8738).

The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.

Solution

Update the affected binutils and / or lib64binutils-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 81195

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-029.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2015/02/06

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

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:mandriva:linux:binutils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64binutils-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3509, 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: 55281, 70714, 70741, 70761, 70866, 70868, 70869, 70908, 71083

MDVSA: 2015:029, 2015:029-1