Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3123-1 binutils -- security update

Date Reported:
09 Jan 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-8484, CVE-2014-8485, CVE-2014-8501, CVE-2014-8502, CVE-2014-8503, CVE-2014-8504, CVE-2014-8737, CVE-2014-8738.
More information:

Multiple security issues have been found in binutils, a toolbox for binary file manipulation. These vulnerabilities include multiple memory safety errors, buffer overflows, use-after-frees and other implementation errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, the bypass of security restrictions, path traversal attack or denial of service.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.22-8+deb7u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 2.25-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your binutils packages.