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Security Advisory elfutils security update

Advisory: RHSA-2006:0354-9
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2006-08-10
Last updated on: 2006-08-10
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-1704

Details

Updated elfutils packages that address a minor security issue and various
other issues are now available.

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

The elfutils packages contain a number of utility programs and libraries
related to the creation and maintenance of executable code.

The elfutils packages that originally shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
were GPL-licensed versions which lacked some functionality. Previous
updates provided fully functional versions of elfutils only under the OSL
license. This update provides a fully functional, GPL-licensed version of
elfutils.

In the OSL-licensed elfutils versions provided in previous updates, some
tools could sometimes crash when given corrupted input files. (CVE-2005-1704)

Also, when the eu-strip tool was used to create separate debuginfo files
from relocatable objects such as kernel modules (.ko), the resulting
debuginfo files (.ko.debug) were sometimes corrupted. Both of these
problems are fixed in the new version.

Users of elfutils should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
these issues.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

If up2date fails to connect to Red Hat Network due to SSL
Certificate Errors, you need to install a version of the
up2date client with an updated certificate. The latest version of
up2date is available from the Red Hat FTP site and may also be
downloaded directly from the RHN website:

https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: be92076aa98203d3d1a31764e8c55fe8
 
IA-32:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 597fab4861e21558ee5241391d94c29e
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 8d395168cffc2d3d9666b6741208115a
 
x86_64:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 921094a1e8f8febbacc1b24ce733fa61
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 3f54f71891a4f96530f93c815e8169f7
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: fd37a6cb30a57eb5a5e483cfec7506ba
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 571be987e0f3726db8309bdc99d00941
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: be92076aa98203d3d1a31764e8c55fe8
 
IA-32:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 597fab4861e21558ee5241391d94c29e
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 8d395168cffc2d3d9666b6741208115a
 
IA-64:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 75c6bb5c1105e5182e9bb5f60039a875
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 5ab55fb1b7b1fdc890beee2246ae000e
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 3452f9dc057e0b921cef882189118c61
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: dfb803971bd78e169c3f22cb903daae9
 
PPC:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 2680998fa90eb10b82018054d7523d95
elfutils-0.97.1-3.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 5bd8535f6dbba9548a9263349d3f78e3
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: c068b099c58942fc09b56a4bf63a4836
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 37c1b4884a178dcc69e58ecdbd4857ee
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.ppc64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 91aaa5da12acc4ea47504c8e6760ee54
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 06a68c04286bf1a1167ffcaf9fe83585
 
s390:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 77b2c7b6229c5a3f92856dbe75cbfab8
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 86683249da3f5f1108ab2d1136fd3452
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: d6e3f9ca8ce95cb5328cfff6bd2d5f45
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 0b24693676bf6e948de7172369aba13e
 
s390x:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 77b2c7b6229c5a3f92856dbe75cbfab8
elfutils-0.97.1-3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 6c65023b352b3e1c05667fe3e849e893
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 2c3b1fb515c57f00417176242843bce6
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: d6e3f9ca8ce95cb5328cfff6bd2d5f45
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: cb42d361bfa5374f64623ed8a1d2c70c
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 404801004e0dc22196bdb80acfa37bc1
 
x86_64:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 921094a1e8f8febbacc1b24ce733fa61
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 3f54f71891a4f96530f93c815e8169f7
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: fd37a6cb30a57eb5a5e483cfec7506ba
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 571be987e0f3726db8309bdc99d00941
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: be92076aa98203d3d1a31764e8c55fe8
 
IA-32:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 597fab4861e21558ee5241391d94c29e
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 8d395168cffc2d3d9666b6741208115a
 
IA-64:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 75c6bb5c1105e5182e9bb5f60039a875
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 5ab55fb1b7b1fdc890beee2246ae000e
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 3452f9dc057e0b921cef882189118c61
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: dfb803971bd78e169c3f22cb903daae9
 
x86_64:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 921094a1e8f8febbacc1b24ce733fa61
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 3f54f71891a4f96530f93c815e8169f7
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: fd37a6cb30a57eb5a5e483cfec7506ba
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 571be987e0f3726db8309bdc99d00941
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: be92076aa98203d3d1a31764e8c55fe8
 
IA-32:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 597fab4861e21558ee5241391d94c29e
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 8d395168cffc2d3d9666b6741208115a
 
IA-64:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 75c6bb5c1105e5182e9bb5f60039a875
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 5ab55fb1b7b1fdc890beee2246ae000e
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 3452f9dc057e0b921cef882189118c61
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: dfb803971bd78e169c3f22cb903daae9
 
x86_64:
elfutils-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 156158f3b94caa1b50a50bf879c17eb7
elfutils-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 921094a1e8f8febbacc1b24ce733fa61
elfutils-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 3f54f71891a4f96530f93c815e8169f7
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 68118aabeacdefcb65fb5134908e2ed0
elfutils-libelf-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: fd37a6cb30a57eb5a5e483cfec7506ba
elfutils-libelf-devel-0.97.1-3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2007:0789
    MD5: 571be987e0f3726db8309bdc99d00941
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

156342 - eu-strip mangles separate debuginfo with relocation sections
159888 - CVE-2005-1704 Integer overflow in libelf
186992 - Elfutils license upgrade


References



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