Ubuntu 5762-1: GNU binutils vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5762-1
December 05, 2022

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

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

GNU binutils could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received
a specially crafted COFF file.

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

Details:

It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly handled certain  COFF files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.10:
  binutils                        2.39-3ubuntu1.1
  binutils-multiarch              2.39-3ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
  binutils                        2.38-4ubuntu2.1
  binutils-multiarch              2.38-4ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  binutils                        2.34-6ubuntu1.4
  binutils-multiarch              2.34-6ubuntu1.4

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  binutils                        2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.8
  binutils-multiarch              2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.8

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  binutils                        2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm5
  binutils-multiarch              2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm5

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5762-1
  CVE-2022-38533

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.39-3ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.38-4ubuntu2.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.34-6ubuntu1.4
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.8

Ubuntu 5762-1: GNU binutils vulnerability

December 5, 2022
GNU binutils could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted COFF file.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 22.10 - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM Summary: GNU binutils could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted COFF file. Software Description: - binutils: GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities Details: It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly handled certain COFF files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 22.10: binutils 2.39-3ubuntu1.1 binutils-multiarch 2.39-3ubuntu1.1 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS: binutils 2.38-4ubuntu2.1 binutils-multiarch 2.38-4ubuntu2.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: binutils 2.34-6ubuntu1.4 binutils-multiarch 2.34-6ubuntu1.4 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: binutils 2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.8 binutils-multiarch 2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.8 Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: binutils 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm5 binutils-multiarch 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm5 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5762-1

CVE-2022-38533

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5762-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.39-3ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.38-4ubuntu2.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.34-6ubuntu1.4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/binutils/2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.8