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Binutils arbitrary code execution

According to a vendor bug report a buffer overflow in "libbfd" allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via a file with a crafted Tektronix Hex Format (TekHex) record in which the length character is not a valid hexadecimal character.

  • Vendor: OpenPKG
  • Vendor ID: SA-2006.009
  • Date: May 26, 2006


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OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security/ http://www.openpkg.org
[email protected] [email protected]
OpenPKG-SA-2006.009 26-May-2006
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Package: binutils
Vulnerability: arbitrary code execution
OpenPKG Specific: no

Affected Releases: Affected Packages: Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT <= binutils-2.16.1-20060101 >= binutils-2.16.1-20060526
OpenPKG 2.5 <= binutils-2.16.1-2.5.0 >= binutils-2.16.1-2.5.1
OpenPKG 2.4 <= binutils-2.16.1-2.4.0 >= binutils-2.16.1-2.4.1

Description:
According to a vendor bug report [0], a buffer overflow in "libbfd"
of GNU Binutils [1], as used by GNU strings, allows context-dependent
attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and
possibly execute arbitrary code via a file with a crafted Tektronix
Hex Format (TekHex) record in which the length character is not a
valid hexadecimal character. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
(CVE) project assigned the id CVE-2006-2362 [2] to the problem.
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References:
[0] http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2584
[1] http://www.gnu.org/software/binutils/
[2] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2362
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For security reasons, this advisory was digitally signed with the
OpenPGP public key "OpenPKG " (ID 63C4CB9F) of the
OpenPKG project which you can retrieve from http://pgp.openpkg.org and
hkp://pgp.openpkg.org. Follow the instructions on http://pgp.openpkg.org
for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory.
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