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USN-6160-1: GNU binutils vulnerability

13 June 2023

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

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Releases

Packages

  • binutils - GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities

Details

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.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5341-1: binutils-alpha-linux-gnu, binutils-hppa64-linux-gnu, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabihf, binutils, binutils-sparc64-linux-gnu, binutils-sh4-linux-gnu, binutils-dev, binutils-multiarch, binutils-mipsel-linux-gnu, binutils-s390x-linux-gnu, binutils-arm-linux-gnueabi, binutils-mips-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64-linux-gnu, binutils-doc, binutils-hppa-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc64le-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnuspe, binutils-mips64el-linux-gnuabi64, binutils-multiarch-dev, binutils-m68k-linux-gnu, binutils-powerpc-linux-gnu, binutils-source, binutils-aarch64-linux-gnu, binutils-mips64-linux-gnuabi64