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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5762-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5762-1
Posted Dec 6, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5762-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2022-38533
SHA-256 | d4887d08b68ed5ea32d53aade9726a79a220cdce01e8b92162e681fe7a953184

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5762-1

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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
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