GLSA-201612-24 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 95640

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-24

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95640

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-24.nasl

Version: 2.2

Type: local

Published: 12/8/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: 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: 12/8/2016

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