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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4336-3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4336-3
Posted Aug 9, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4336-3 - USN-4336-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in GNU. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. 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 code.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-9742, CVE-2017-9756
SHA-256 | 0f0785948b31ace2d42ec0b363566447502dc3e0f032ab3e30c71a1880907716

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4336-3

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

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in GNU binutils.

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

Details:

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
code.

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.

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4336-3
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4336-1
CVE-2017-9742, CVE-2017-9747, CVE-2017-9748, CVE-2017-9750,
CVE-2017-9756, CVE-2018-6323

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