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USN-4012-1: elfutils vulnerabilities

10 June 2019

Several security issues were fixed in elfutils.



  • elfutils - collection of utilities to handle ELF objects


It was discovered that elfutils incorrectly handled certain malformed
files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted 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 18.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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