[USN-2188-1] elfutils vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Apr 30 15:02:13 UTC 2014


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2188-1
April 30, 2014

elfutils vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 12.10

Summary:

elfutils could be made to crash or run programs if it processed a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- elfutils: collection of utilities to handle ELF objects

Details:

Florian Weimer discovered that the elfutils libdw library incorrectly
handled malformed compressed debug sections in ELF files. If a user or
automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted ELF file,
applications linked against libdw could be made to crash, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libdw1                          0.158-0ubuntu5.1

Ubuntu 13.10:
  libdw1                          0.157-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  libdw1                          0.153-1ubuntu1.1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2188-1
  CVE-2014-0172

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/elfutils/0.158-0ubuntu5.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/elfutils/0.157-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/elfutils/0.153-1ubuntu1.1


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