[USN-5341-1] GNU binutils vulnerabilities
Camila Camargo de Matos
camila.camargodematos at canonical.com
Tue Mar 22 12:47:02 UTC 2022
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5341-1
March 22, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in GNU binutils.
- binutils: GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities
It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly handled checks for memory
allocation when parsing relocs in a corrupt file. An attacker could possibly
use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-17122)
It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly handled certain corrupt
debug sections. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GNU
binutils to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service.
It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly performed bounds checking
operations when parsing stabs debugging information. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
CVE-2017-17122, CVE-2021-3487, CVE-2021-45078
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