Fwd: [ GLSA 200506-01 ] Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow

Archaic archaic at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jun 1 10:42:25 PDT 2005


binutils-2.15.94.0.2.2 is not explicitly listed, but it is probably
affected as well.

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From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz at gentoo.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2005 17:09:33 +0200
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Subject: [ GLSA 200506-01 ] Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200506-01
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Binutils, elfutils: Buffer overflow
      Date: June 01, 2005
      Bugs: #91398, #91817
        ID: 200506-01

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Synopsis
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Various utilities from the GNU Binutils and elfutils packages are
vulnerable to a heap based buffer overflow, potentially resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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The GNU Binutils are a collection of tools to create, modify and
analyse binary files. Many of the files use BFD, the Binary File
Descriptor library, to do low-level manipulation. Elfutils provides a
library and utilities to access, modify and analyse ELF objects.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package             /  Vulnerable  /                   Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-libs/elfutils        < 0.108                         >= 0.108
  2  sys-devel/binutils      < 2.16-r1              *>= 2.14.90.0.8-r3
                                                  *>= 2.15.90.0.1.1-r5
                                                    *>= 2.15.90.0.3-r5
                                                    *>= 2.15.91.0.2-r2
                                                   *>= 2.15.92.0.2-r10
                                                            >= 2.16-r1
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

Tavis Ormandy and Ned Ludd of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team
discovered an integer overflow in the BFD library and elfutils,
resulting in a heap based buffer overflow.

Impact
======

Successful exploitation would require a user to access a specially
crafted binary file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GNU Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose sys-devel/binutils

All elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/elfutils-0.108"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200506-01.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security at gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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