The GNU Binutils are a collection of tools to create, modify and analyse binary files. Many of the files use BFD, the Binary File Descriptor library, to do low-level manipulation.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Binutils. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or overwrite arbitrary files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Binutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/binutils-2.25"