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Security Advisory binutils security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:659-9
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2005-09-28
Last updated on: 2005-09-28
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1704

Details

An updated binutils package that fixes several bugs and minor security
issues is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.

Binutils is a collection of utilities used for the creation of executable
code. A number of bugs were found in various binutils tools.

Several integer overflow bugs were found in binutils. If a user is tricked
into processing a specially crafted executable with utilities such as
readelf, size, strings, objdump, or nm, it may allow the execution of
arbitrary code as the user running the utility. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1704
to this issue.

Additionally, the following bugs have been fixed:

-- correct alignment of .tbss section if the requested alignment
of .tbss is bigger than requested alignment of .tdata section
-- by default issue an error if IA-64 hint@pause instruction is
put into the B slot, add assembler command line switch to
override this behaviour

All users of binutils should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to resolve these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 3)

SRPMS:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 64bdd095087e29551e0db7d77def0abb
 
IA-32:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 40f698290ea2271c9452dd40f0d88429
 
x86_64:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 3ea049872ff3705f9e6bfe42a8a3f964
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 64bdd095087e29551e0db7d77def0abb
 
IA-32:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 40f698290ea2271c9452dd40f0d88429
 
IA-64:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: d3ec28074b9a8c2c0ff0e91570f1d3a8
 
PPC:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 80f84bae3f54898f94bfca3f63281fe9
 
s390:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 2decc07a7a4765f8b51c5a6e346a6ab9
 
s390x:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 525405b42381b13512b184ba2c43a12b
 
x86_64:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 3ea049872ff3705f9e6bfe42a8a3f964
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 3)

SRPMS:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 64bdd095087e29551e0db7d77def0abb
 
IA-32:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 40f698290ea2271c9452dd40f0d88429
 
IA-64:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: d3ec28074b9a8c2c0ff0e91570f1d3a8
 
x86_64:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 3ea049872ff3705f9e6bfe42a8a3f964
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 3)

SRPMS:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 64bdd095087e29551e0db7d77def0abb
 
IA-32:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 40f698290ea2271c9452dd40f0d88429
 
IA-64:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: d3ec28074b9a8c2c0ff0e91570f1d3a8
 
x86_64:
binutils-2.14.90.0.4-39.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2006:0146
    MD5: 3ea049872ff3705f9e6bfe42a8a3f964
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

157983 - gcc produces inadequate alignment for __thread vars
164364 - CAN-2005-1704 Integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library


References


Keywords

readelf, size, strings, strip


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