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USN-3670-1: elfutils vulnerabilities

5 June 2018

elfutils could be made to crash or consume resources if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • elfutils - collection of utilities to handle ELF objects


Agostino Sarubbo discovered that elfutils incorrectly handled certain
malformed ELF files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted ELF file, elfutils could be made to crash or
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.