[USN-4336-3] GNU binutils vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Aug 9 12:52:40 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4336-3
August 09, 2023

binutils vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


Several security issues were fixed in GNU binutils.

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


USN-4336-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in GNU. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that GNU binutils contained a large number of security
 issues. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a
 specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could cause GNU binutils to
 crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  binutils                        2.24-5ubuntu14.2+esm2
  binutils-multiarch              2.24-5ubuntu14.2+esm2

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

  CVE-2017-9742, CVE-2017-9747, CVE-2017-9748, CVE-2017-9750,
  CVE-2017-9756, CVE-2018-6323

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