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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-10

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-10
Posted Oct 13, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-10 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in elfutils, the worst of which may allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than 0.169-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-10254, CVE-2016-10255, CVE-2017-7607, CVE-2017-7608, CVE-2017-7609, CVE-2017-7610, CVE-2017-7611, CVE-2017-7612, CVE-2017-7613
MD5 | 1ce57ac37e944330276d229e95614ca6

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-10

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Severity: Normal
Title: elfutils: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 13, 2017
Bugs: #614002, #614004, #618004
ID: 201710-10

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in elfutils, the worst of
which may allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service
condition.

Background
==========

Elfutils provides a library and utilities to access, modify and analyse
ELF objects.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/elfutils < 0.169-r1 >= 0.169-r1

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in elfutils. Please
review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition
via specially crafted ELF files.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All elfutils users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/elfutils-0.169-r1"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these
packages.

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-10254
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-10254
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-10255
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-10255
[ 3 ] CVE-2017-7607
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7607
[ 4 ] CVE-2017-7608
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7608
[ 5 ] CVE-2017-7609
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7609
[ 6 ] CVE-2017-7610
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7610
[ 7 ] CVE-2017-7611
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7611
[ 8 ] CVE-2017-7612
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7612
[ 9 ] CVE-2017-7613
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-7613

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-10

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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