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USN-5341-1: GNU binutils vulnerabilities

22 March 2022

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 incorrectly handled checks for memory
allocation when parsing relocs in a corrupt file. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-17122)

It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly handled certain corrupt DWARF
debug sections. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GNU
binutils to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3487)

It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly performed bounds checking
operations when parsing stabs debugging information. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2021-45078)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-6413-1: binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-i686-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-for-build, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf, binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu, binutils, binutils-hppa-linux-gnu, binutils-mipsisa64r6-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-common, binutils-m68k-linux-gnu, binutils-sparc64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabi, binutils-mipsisa64r6el-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-alpha-linux-gnu, binutils-riscv64-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch-dev, libbinutils, binutils-mips-linux-gnu, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnu, binutils-doc, binutils-mipsisa32r6-linux-gnu, binutils-s390x-linux-gnu, binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-mipsisa32r6el-linux-gnu, binutils-for-host, binutils-hppa64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-i686-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnux32, binutils-source, binutils-i686-gnu, binutils-mipsel-linux-gnu, binutils-mipsisa64r6-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-static, binutils-sh4-linux-gnu, binutils-ia64-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64le-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch, binutils-mipsisa64r6el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnuspe, binutils-dev
  • USN-6160-1: binutils-i686-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-for-build, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf, binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu, binutils, binutils-hppa-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu, binutils-common, binutils-m68k-linux-gnu, binutils-sparc64-linux-gnu, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabi, binutils-alpha-linux-gnu, binutils-riscv64-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch-dev, libbinutils, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnu, binutils-doc, binutils-s390x-linux-gnu, binutils-for-host, binutils-hppa64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-i686-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnux32, binutils-source, binutils-i686-gnu, libctf-nobfd0, libctf0, binutils-sh4-linux-gnu, binutils-ia64-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64le-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch, binutils-dev
  • USN-5124-1: binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-i686-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-for-build, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf, binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu, binutils, binutils-hppa-linux-gnu, binutils-mipsisa64r6-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-common, binutils-m68k-linux-gnu, binutils-sparc64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabi, binutils-mipsisa64r6el-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-alpha-linux-gnu, binutils-riscv64-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch-dev, libbinutils, binutils-mips-linux-gnu, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnu, binutils-doc, binutils-mipsisa32r6-linux-gnu, binutils-s390x-linux-gnu, binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabin32, binutils-mipsisa32r6el-linux-gnu, binutils-for-host, binutils-hppa64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-kfreebsd-gnu, binutils-i686-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64-linux-gnu, binutils-x86-64-linux-gnux32, binutils-source, binutils-i686-gnu, binutils-mipsel-linux-gnu, libctf-nobfd0, binutils-mipsisa64r6-linux-gnuabi64, libctf0, binutils-sh4-linux-gnu, binutils-ia64-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64le-linux-gnu, binutils-multiarch, binutils-mipsisa64r6el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnuspe, binutils-dev