GLSA-201612-24 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 95640


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-24 (Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Binutils. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or overwrite arbitrary files.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/binutils-2.25'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95640

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-24.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/08

Modified: 2016/12/08

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:gentoo:linux:binutils, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/08

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

GLSA: 201612-24