Debian DLA-184-1 : binutils security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 82301


The remote Debian host is missing a security 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.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 82301

File Name: debian_DLA-184.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/30/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:binutils, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:binutils-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:binutils-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:binutils-gold, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:binutils-multiarch, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:binutils-source, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/28/2015

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