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USN-4336-1: GNU binutils vulnerabilities

22 April 2020

Several security issues were fixed in GNU binutils.

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Releases

Packages

  • binutils - GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities

Details

It was discovered that GNU binutils contained a large number of security
issues. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could cause GNU binutils to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-4336-2: binutils-powerpc-linux-gnu, binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu, binutils-dev, binutils-hppa-linux-gnu, binutils-source, binutils, binutils-mips-linux-gnu, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-powerpc64-linux-gnu, binutils-mipsel-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch-dev, binutils-m68k-linux-gnu, binutils-sh4-linux-gnu, binutils-sparc64-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnuspe, binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf, binutils-powerpc64le-linux-gnu, binutils-alpha-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch, binutils-s390x-linux-gnu, binutils-hppa64-linux-gnu, binutils-doc, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabi
  • USN-4326-1: libiberty, libiberty-dev
  • USN-6413-1: binutils-riscv64-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnu, binutils-common, binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu, binutils-dev, binutils-hppa-linux-gnu, binutils-for-build, binutils-source, binutils-mipsisa64r6el-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-i686-gnu, binutils-mipsisa32r6el-linux-gnu, binutils, binutils-mips-linux-gnu, binutils-mipsisa64r6-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-ia64-linux-gnu, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu, binutils-mipsisa64r6-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-powerpc64-linux-gnu, binutils-i686-linux-gnu, binutils-i686-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-mipsel-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch-dev, binutils-m68k-linux-gnu, binutils-sh4-linux-gnu, binutils-sparc64-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnuspe, binutils-for-host, binutils-mipsisa64r6el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf, binutils-mipsisa32r6-linux-gnu, libbinutils, binutils-static, binutils-x86-64-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-powerpc64le-linux-gnu, binutils-alpha-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnux32, binutils-multiarch, binutils-s390x-linux-gnu, binutils-hppa64-linux-gnu, binutils-doc, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabi