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CVE-2016-4487

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Overview

Use-after-free vulnerability in libiberty allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault and crash) via a crafted binary, related to "btypevec."

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3368-1
Posted Jul 26, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3368-1 - It was discovered that libiberty incorrectly handled certain string operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause libiberty to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It was discovered that libiberty incorrectly handled parsing certain binaries. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause libiberty to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-2226, CVE-2016-4487, CVE-2016-4488, CVE-2016-4489, CVE-2016-4490, CVE-2016-4491, CVE-2016-4492, CVE-2016-4493, CVE-2016-6131
MD5 | a499ba39c7aaf4f7e4c5320fc92b569a
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3367-1
Posted Jul 26, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3367-1 - Hanno Bock discovered that gdb incorrectly handled certain malformed AOUT headers in PE executables. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause gdb to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It was discovered that gdb incorrectly handled printing bad bytes in Intel Hex objects. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause gdb to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8501, CVE-2014-9939, CVE-2016-2226, CVE-2016-4487, CVE-2016-4488, CVE-2016-4489, CVE-2016-4490, CVE-2016-4491, CVE-2016-4492, CVE-2016-4493, CVE-2016-6131
MD5 | 47b1d523dac4f2073a7f6fe03eaf06e7
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3337-1
Posted Jun 21, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3337-1 - It was discovered that Valgrind incorrectly handled certain string operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. It was discovered that Valgrind incorrectly handled parsing certain binaries. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted binary, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause Valgrind to crash, resulting in a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2016-2226, CVE-2016-4487, CVE-2016-4488, CVE-2016-4489, CVE-2016-4490, CVE-2016-4491, CVE-2016-4492, CVE-2016-4493, CVE-2016-6131
MD5 | ea08dfb16ff10f314da98e02ad262c8a
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