[USN-5349-1] GNU binutils vulnerability

Camila Camargo de Matos camila.camargodematos at canonical.com
Mon Mar 28 13:06:52 UTC 2022

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5349-1
March 28, 2022

binutils vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


GNU binutils could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted

Software Description:
- binutils: GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities


It was discovered that GNU binutils gold incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
binutils 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm4
binutils-multiarch 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm4

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

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