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NewStart CGSL CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05 : binutils Multiple Vulnerabilities (NS-SA-2022-0025)

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The remote NewStart CGSL host, running version CORE 5.05 / MAIN 5.05, has binutils packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities: - The bfd_cache_close function in bfd/cache.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a heap use after free and possibly achieve code execution via a crafted nested archive file. This issue occurs because incorrect functions are called during an attempt to release memory. The issue can be addressed by better input validation in the bfd_generic_archive_p function in bfd/archive.c. (CVE-2017-12448) - remember_Ktype in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, allows attackers to trigger excessive memory consumption (aka OOM). This can occur during execution of cxxfilt. (CVE-2018-12934) - An issue was discovered in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31. There is a NULL pointer dereference in work_stuff_copy_to_from when called from iterate_demangle_function. (CVE-2018-17794) - The get_count function in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (malloc called with the result of an integer-overflowing calculation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted string, as demonstrated by c++filt. (CVE-2018-18483) - A heap-based buffer over-read issue was discovered in the function sec_merge_hash_lookup in merge.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31, because _bfd_add_merge_section mishandles section merges when size is not a multiple of entsize. A specially crafted ELF allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, as demonstrated by ld. (CVE-2018-18605) - An issue was discovered in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils through 2.31. There is a heap-based buffer overflow in bfd_elf32_swap_phdr_in in elfcode.h because the number of program headers is not restricted. (CVE-2018-19931) - apply_relocations in readelf.c in GNU Binutils 2.32 contains an integer overflow that allows attackers to trigger a write access violation (in byte_put_little_endian function in elfcomm.c) via an ELF file, as demonstrated by readelf. (CVE-2019-14444) Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


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