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Security Advisory binutils security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:763-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2005-10-11
Last updated on: 2005-10-11
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1704

Details

An updated binutils package that fixes 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.

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 Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/SRPMS/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f981c9ab886387de6d68ef508e528952
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/i386/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 84f0f3790e0ad8e889777af528e8fe32
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/ia64/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 29a30b2e10daa96cd73d40c992db3a69
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/SRPMS/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f981c9ab886387de6d68ef508e528952
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/i386/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 84f0f3790e0ad8e889777af528e8fe32
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/SRPMS/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f981c9ab886387de6d68ef508e528952
 
IA-32:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/i386/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.i386.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 84f0f3790e0ad8e889777af528e8fe32
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/SRPMS/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.src.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: f981c9ab886387de6d68ef508e528952
 
IA-64:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/rhn/repository/NULL/binutils/2.11.90.0.8-12.5/ia64/binutils-2.11.90.0.8-12.5.ia64.rpm
Missing file
    MD5: 29a30b2e10daa96cd73d40c992db3a69
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

164666 - CAN-2005-1704 Integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library


References


Keywords

readelf, size, strings, strip


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