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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201801-01 ] Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Sun, 07 Jan 2018 23:11:27
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201801-01
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 07, 2018
     Bugs: #624700, #627516, #628538, #629344, #629922, #631324,
           #632100, #632132, #632384, #632668, #633988, #635218,
           #635692, #635860, #635968
       ID: 201801-01

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Binutils, the worst of
which may allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service
condition.

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.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  sys-devel/binutils         < 2.29.1-r1              >= 2.29.1-r1 

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

Impact
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A remote attacker, by enticing a user to compile/execute a specially
crafted ELF, tekhex, PE, or binary file, could possibly cause a Denial
of Service condition.

Workaround
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There are no known workarounds at this time.

Resolution
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All Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/binutils-2.29.1-r1"

References
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[  1 ] CVE-2017-12456
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-12456
[  2 ] CVE-2017-12799
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-12799
[  3 ] CVE-2017-12967
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-12967
[  4 ] CVE-2017-14128
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-14128
[  5 ] CVE-2017-14129
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-14129
[  6 ] CVE-2017-14130
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-14130
[  7 ] CVE-2017-14333
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-14333
[  8 ] CVE-2017-15023
       https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-15023
[  9 ] CVE-2017-15938

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