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USN-5349-1: GNU binutils vulnerability

28 March 2022

GNU binutils could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • binutils - GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities


It was discovered that GNU binutils gold incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

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.