GLSA-201612-32 : elfutils: Heap-based buffer overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95735
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-32 (elfutils: Heap-based buffer overflow)
An integer overflow, in the check_section function of dwarf_begin_elf.c, in the libdw library can lead to a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/elfutils-0.159'