[USN-4012-1] elfutils vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Jun 10 15:11:34 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4012-1
June 10, 2019

elfutils vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in elfutils.

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


It was discovered that elfutils incorrectly handled certain malformed
files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
specially crafted 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 18.10:
  elfutils                        0.170-0.5.0ubuntu1.1
  libasm1                         0.170-0.5.0ubuntu1.1
  libdw1                          0.170-0.5.0ubuntu1.1
  libelf1                         0.170-0.5.0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  elfutils                        0.170-0.4ubuntu0.1
  libasm1                         0.170-0.4ubuntu0.1
  libdw1                          0.170-0.4ubuntu0.1
  libelf1                         0.170-0.4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  elfutils                        0.165-3ubuntu1.2
  libasm1                         0.165-3ubuntu1.2
  libdw1                          0.165-3ubuntu1.2
  libelf1                         0.165-3ubuntu1.2

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

  CVE-2018-16062, CVE-2018-16402, CVE-2018-16403, CVE-2018-18310,
  CVE-2018-18520, CVE-2018-18521, CVE-2019-7149, CVE-2019-7150,

Package Information:

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