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OpenPKG alert OpenPKG-SA-2006.009 (binutils)

From:  OpenPKG <>
Subject:  [OpenPKG-SA-2006.009] OpenPKG Security Advisory (binutils)
Date:  Fri, 26 May 2006 21:21:41 +0200

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ________________________________________________________________________ OpenPKG Security Advisory The OpenPKG Project OpenPKG-SA-2006.009 26-May-2006 ________________________________________________________________________ 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. ________________________________________________________________________ References: [0] [1] [2] ________________________________________________________________________ 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 and hkp:// Follow the instructions on for details on how to verify the integrity of this advisory. ________________________________________________________________________ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: OpenPKG <> iD8DBQFEd1UcgHWT4GPEy58RAqN4AKD4ww1I7wJlqEZVF6TQ+GxYQdKo7QCgsnNF NX4hcKKJVay/XQl2eA2HNec= =5B6y -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ______________________________________________________________________ The OpenPKG Project Project Announcement List

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