[OpenPKG-SA-2006.009] OpenPKG Security Advisory (binutils)

2006-05-27T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:12861
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-05-27T00:00:00

Description

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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project http://www.openpkg.org/security/ http://www.openpkg.org openpkg-security@openpkg.org openpkg@openpkg.org OpenPKG-SA-2006.009 26-May-2006


Package: binutils Vulnerability: arbitrary code execution OpenPKG Specific: no

Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages: OpenPKG CURRENT <= binutils-2.16.1-20060101 >= binutils-2.16.1-20060526 OpenPKG 2.5 <= binutils-2.16.1-2.5.0 >= binutils-2.16.1-2.5.1 OpenPKG 2.4 <= binutils-2.16.1-2.4.0 >= binutils-2.16.1-2.4.1

Description: According to a vendor bug report [0], a buffer overflow in "libbfd" of GNU Binutils [1], as used by GNU strings, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a file with a crafted Tektronix Hex Format (TekHex) record in which the length character is not a valid hexadecimal character. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CVE-2006-2362 [2] to the problem.


References: [0] http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2584 [1] http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/ [2] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2362


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