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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5762-1 ≈ Packet Storm

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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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