[USN-3670-1] elfutils vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jun 5 15:51:30 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3670-1
June 05, 2018

elfutils vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


elfutils could be made to crash or consume resources if it opened a
specially crafted file.

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


Agostino Sarubbo discovered that elfutils incorrectly handled certain
malformed ELF files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted ELF file, elfutils could be made to crash or
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  elfutils                        0.165-3ubuntu1.1
  libasm1                         0.165-3ubuntu1.1
  libdw1                          0.165-3ubuntu1.1
  libelf1                         0.165-3ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  elfutils                        0.158-0ubuntu5.3
  libasm1                         0.158-0ubuntu5.3
  libdw1                          0.158-0ubuntu5.3
  libelf1                         0.158-0ubuntu5.3

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

  CVE-2016-10254, CVE-2016-10255, CVE-2017-7607, CVE-2017-7608,
  CVE-2017-7609, CVE-2017-7610, CVE-2017-7611, CVE-2017-7612,

Package Information:

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