ID CVE-2014-8737
Summary Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allow local users to delete arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to (1) strip or (2) objcopy or create arbitrary files via (3) a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to ar.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Long-Term Support)
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:-:-:lts
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.10
    cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10
  • GNU Binutils 2.24
    cpe:2.3:a:gnu:binutils:2.24
  • Fedora 19
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:19
  • Fedora 20
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:20
  • Fedora 21
    cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:21
CVSS
Base: 3.6 (as of 07-09-2016 - 09:49)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-22
CAPEC
  • Relative Path Traversal
    An attacker exploits a weakness in input validation on the target by supplying a specially constructed path utilizing dot and slash characters for the purpose of obtaining access to arbitrary files or resources. An attacker modifies a known path on the target in order to reach material that is not available through intended channels. These attacks normally involve adding additional path separators (/ or \) and/or dots (.), or encodings thereof, in various combinations in order to reach parent directories or entirely separate trees of the target's directory structure.
  • Directory Traversal
    An attacker with access to file system resources, either directly or via application logic, will use various file path specification or navigation mechanisms such as ".." in path strings and absolute paths to extend their range of access to inappropriate areas of the file system. The attacker attempts to either explore the file system for recon purposes or access directories and files that are intended to be restricted from their access. Exploring the file system can be achieved through constructing paths presented to directory listing programs, such as "ls" and 'dir', or through specially crafted programs that attempt to explore the file system. The attacker engaging in this type of activity is searching for information that can be used later in a more exploitive attack. Access to restricted directories or files can be achieved through modification of path references utilized by system applications.
  • File System Function Injection, Content Based
    An attack of this type exploits the host's trust in executing remote content including binary files. The files are poisoned with a malicious payload (targeting the file systems accessible by the target software) by the attacker and may be passed through standard channels such as via email, and standard web content like PDF and multimedia files. The attacker exploits known vulnerabilities or handling routines in the target processes. Vulnerabilities of this type have been found in a wide variety of commercial applications from Microsoft Office to Adobe Acrobat and Apple Safari web browser. When the attacker knows the standard handling routines and can identify vulnerabilities and entry points they can be exploited by otherwise seemingly normal content. Once the attack is executed, the attackers' program can access relative directories such as C:\Program Files or other standard system directories to launch further attacks. In a worst case scenario, these programs are combined with other propagation logic and work as a virus.
  • Using Slashes and URL Encoding Combined to Bypass Validation Logic
    This attack targets the encoding of the URL combined with the encoding of the slash characters. An attacker can take advantage of the multiple way of encoding an URL and abuse the interpretation of the URL. An URL may contain special character that need special syntax handling in order to be interpreted. Special characters are represented using a percentage character followed by two digits representing the octet code of the original character (%HEX-CODE). For instance US-ASCII space character would be represented with %20. This is often referred as escaped ending or percent-encoding. Since the server decodes the URL from the requests, it may restrict the access to some URL paths by validating and filtering out the URL requests it received. An attacker will try to craft an URL with a sequence of special characters which once interpreted by the server will be equivalent to a forbidden URL. It can be difficult to protect against this attack since the URL can contain other format of encoding such as UTF-8 encoding, Unicode-encoding, etc.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
  • Using Escaped Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the use of the backslash in alternate encoding. An attacker can provide a backslash as a leading character and causes a parser to believe that the next character is special. This is called an escape. By using that trick, the attacker tries to exploit alternate ways to encode the same character which leads to filter problems and opens avenues to attack.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
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    description - fix directory traversal vulnerability (#1162657) - fix CVE-2014-8501: out-of-bounds write when parsing specially crafted PE executable - fix CVE-2014-8502: heap overflow in objdump - fix CVE-2014-8503: stack overflow in objdump when parsing specially crafted ihex file - fix CVE-2014-8504: stack overflow in the SREC parser - fix out of bounds memory write Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    title Fedora 21 : arm-none-eabi-binutils-cs-2014.05.28-3.fc21 (2014-14888)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2015-0750.NASL
    description Fix problems with the ar program reported in FSF PR 17533 Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-05
    plugin id 80897
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  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
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    description - fix directory traversal vulnerability (#1162657) - fix CVE-2014-8501: out-of-bounds write when parsing specially crafted PE executable - fix CVE-2014-8502: heap overflow in objdump - fix CVE-2014-8503: stack overflow in objdump when parsing specially crafted ihex file - fix CVE-2014-8504: stack overflow in the SREC parser - fix out of bounds memory write Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    modified 2018-12-05
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    reporter Tenable
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  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3123.NASL
    description 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.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
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  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
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    description Updated binutils packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The binutils packages provide a set of binary utilities. Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8485, CVE-2014-8501, CVE-2014-8502, CVE-2014-8503, CVE-2014-8504, CVE-2014-8738) An integer overflow flaw was found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2014-8484) A directory traversal flaw was found in the strip and objcopy utilities. A specially crafted file could cause strip or objdump to overwrite an arbitrary file writable by the user running either of these utilities. (CVE-2014-8737) This update fixes the following bugs : * Binary files started by the system loader could lack the Relocation Read-Only (RELRO) protection even though it was explicitly requested when the application was built. This bug has been fixed on multiple architectures. Applications and all dependent object files, archives, and libraries built with an alpha or beta version of binutils should be rebuilt to correct this defect. (BZ#1200138, BZ#1175624) * The ld linker on 64-bit PowerPC now correctly checks the output format when asked to produce a binary in another format than PowerPC. (BZ#1226864) * An important variable that holds the symbol table for the binary being debugged has been made persistent, and the objdump utility on 64-bit PowerPC is now able to access the needed information without reading an invalid memory region. (BZ#1172766) * Undesirable runtime relocations described in RHBA-2015:0974. (BZ#872148) The update adds these enhancements : * New hardware instructions of the IBM z Systems z13 are now supported by assembler, disassembler, and linker, as well as Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions. (BZ#1182153) * Expressions of the form: 'FUNC@localentry' to refer to the local entry point for the FUNC function (if defined) are now supported by the PowerPC assembler. These are required by the ELFv2 ABI on the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems. (BZ#1194164) All binutils users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 87127
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=87127
    title CentOS 7 : binutils (CESA-2015:2079)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-14995.NASL
    description - fix directory traversal vulnerability - fix CVE-2014-8501: out-of-bounds write when parsing specially crafted PE executable - fix CVE-2014-8502: heap overflow in objdump - fix CVE-2014-8503: stack overflow in objdump when parsing specially crafted ihex file - fix CVE-2014-8504: stack overflow in the SREC parser - fix out of bounds memory write Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-05
    plugin id 79766
    published 2014-12-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79766
    title Fedora 21 : avr-binutils-2.24-4.fc21 (2014-14995)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201612-24.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-24 (Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Binutils. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or overwrite arbitrary files. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-08
    plugin id 95640
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=95640
    title GLSA-201612-24 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2015-2079.NASL
    description Updated binutils packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The binutils packages provide a set of binary utilities. Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8485, CVE-2014-8501, CVE-2014-8502, CVE-2014-8503, CVE-2014-8504, CVE-2014-8738) An integer overflow flaw was found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2014-8484) A directory traversal flaw was found in the strip and objcopy utilities. A specially crafted file could cause strip or objdump to overwrite an arbitrary file writable by the user running either of these utilities. (CVE-2014-8737) This update fixes the following bugs : * Binary files started by the system loader could lack the Relocation Read-Only (RELRO) protection even though it was explicitly requested when the application was built. This bug has been fixed on multiple architectures. Applications and all dependent object files, archives, and libraries built with an alpha or beta version of binutils should be rebuilt to correct this defect. (BZ#1200138, BZ#1175624) * The ld linker on 64-bit PowerPC now correctly checks the output format when asked to produce a binary in another format than PowerPC. (BZ#1226864) * An important variable that holds the symbol table for the binary being debugged has been made persistent, and the objdump utility on 64-bit PowerPC is now able to access the needed information without reading an invalid memory region. (BZ#1172766) * Undesirable runtime relocations described in RHBA-2015:0974. (BZ#872148) The update adds these enhancements : * New hardware instructions of the IBM z Systems z13 are now supported by assembler, disassembler, and linker, as well as Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions. (BZ#1182153) * Expressions of the form: 'FUNC@localentry' to refer to the local entry point for the FUNC function (if defined) are now supported by the PowerPC assembler. These are required by the ELFv2 ABI on the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems. (BZ#1194164) All binutils users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 86928
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=86928
    title RHEL 7 : binutils (RHSA-2015:2079)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-14838.NASL
    description - fix directory traversal vulnerability - fix CVE-2014-8501: out-of-bounds write when parsing specially crafted PE executable - fix CVE-2014-8502: heap overflow in objdump - fix CVE-2014-8503: stack overflow in objdump when parsing specially crafted ihex file - fix CVE-2014-8504: stack overflow in the SREC parser - fix out of bounds memory write Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 79763
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    title Fedora 19 : avr-binutils-2.24-3.fc19 (2014-14838)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2015-2079.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:2079 : Updated binutils packages that fix multiple security issues, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The binutils packages provide a set of binary utilities. Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8485, CVE-2014-8501, CVE-2014-8502, CVE-2014-8503, CVE-2014-8504, CVE-2014-8738) An integer overflow flaw was found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2014-8484) A directory traversal flaw was found in the strip and objcopy utilities. A specially crafted file could cause strip or objdump to overwrite an arbitrary file writable by the user running either of these utilities. (CVE-2014-8737) This update fixes the following bugs : * Binary files started by the system loader could lack the Relocation Read-Only (RELRO) protection even though it was explicitly requested when the application was built. This bug has been fixed on multiple architectures. Applications and all dependent object files, archives, and libraries built with an alpha or beta version of binutils should be rebuilt to correct this defect. (BZ#1200138, BZ#1175624) * The ld linker on 64-bit PowerPC now correctly checks the output format when asked to produce a binary in another format than PowerPC. (BZ#1226864) * An important variable that holds the symbol table for the binary being debugged has been made persistent, and the objdump utility on 64-bit PowerPC is now able to access the needed information without reading an invalid memory region. (BZ#1172766) * Undesirable runtime relocations described in RHBA-2015:0974. (BZ#872148) The update adds these enhancements : * New hardware instructions of the IBM z Systems z13 are now supported by assembler, disassembler, and linker, as well as Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions. (BZ#1182153) * Expressions of the form: 'FUNC@localentry' to refer to the local entry point for the FUNC function (if defined) are now supported by the PowerPC assembler. These are required by the ELFv2 ABI on the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems. (BZ#1194164) All binutils users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 87018
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=87018
    title Oracle Linux 7 : binutils (ELSA-2015-2079)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-17603.NASL
    description Fix various CVE's Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    plugin id 80326
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=80326
    title Fedora 20 : mingw-binutils-2.24-5.fc20 (2014-17603)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-17586.NASL
    description Fix various CVE's Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    title Fedora 21 : mingw-binutils-2.25-1.fc21 (2014-17586)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2015-0471.NASL
    description Upgrade to binutils-2.25 thus fixing a number of security bugs Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
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    description - fix directory traversal vulnerability (#1162657) - fix CVE-2014-8501: out-of-bounds write when parsing specially crafted PE executable - fix CVE-2014-8502: heap overflow in objdump - fix CVE-2014-8503: stack overflow in objdump when parsing specially crafted ihex file - fix CVE-2014-8504: stack overflow in the SREC parser - fix out of bounds memory write Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
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    title Fedora 19 : arm-none-eabi-binutils-cs-2014.05.28-3.fc19 (2014-14874)
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    description Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8485, CVE-2014-8501, CVE-2014-8502, CVE-2014-8503, CVE-2014-8504, CVE-2014-8738) An integer overflow flaw was found in the libbdf library used by various binutils utilities. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file with an application using the libbdf library, it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2014-8484) A directory traversal flaw was found in the strip and objcopy utilities. A specially crafted file could cause strip or objdump to overwrite an arbitrary file writable by the user running either of these utilities. (CVE-2014-8737) This update fixes the following bugs : - Binary files started by the system loader could lack the Relocation Read-Only (RELRO) protection even though it was explicitly requested when the application was built. This bug has been fixed on multiple architectures. Applications and all dependent object files, archives, and libraries built with an alpha or beta version of binutils should be rebuilt to correct this defect. - The ld linker on 64-bit PowerPC now correctly checks the output format when asked to produce a binary in another format than PowerPC. - An important variable that holds the symbol table for the binary being debugged has been made persistent, and the objdump utility on 64-bit PowerPC is now able to access the needed information without reading an invalid memory region. - Undesirable runtime relocations described in SLBA-2015:0974. The update adds these enhancements : - New hardware instructions of the IBM z Systems z13 are now supported by assembler, disassembler, and linker, as well as Single Instruction, Multiple Data (SIMD) instructions. - Expressions of the form: 'FUNC@localentry' to refer to the local entry point for the FUNC function (if defined) are now supported by the PowerPC assembler. These are required by the ELFv2 ABI on the little-endian variant of IBM Power Systems.
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  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-2496-1.NASL
    description Michal Zalewski discovered that the setup_group function in libbfd in GNU binutils did not properly check group headers in ELF files. An attacker could use this to craft input that could cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8485) Hanno Bock discovered that the _bfd_XXi_swap_aouthdr_in function in libbfd in GNU binutils allowed out-of-bounds writes. An attacker could use this to craft input that could cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8501) Hanno Bock discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the pe_print_edata function in libbfd in GNU binutils. An attacker could use this to craft input that could cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8502) Alexander Cherepanov discovered multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in GNU binutils. An attacker could use this to craft input that could delete arbitrary files. (CVE-2014-8737) Alexander Cherepanov discovered the _bfd_slurp_extended_name_table function in libbfd in GNU binutils allowed invalid writes when handling extended name tables in an archive. An attacker could use this to craft input that could cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8738) Hanno Bock discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the ihex_scan function in libbfd in GNU binutils. An attacker could use this to craft input that could cause a denial of service (application crash). (CVE-2014-8503) Michal Zalewski discovered a stack-based buffer overflow in the srec_scan function in libbfd in GNU binutils. An attacker could use this to to craft input that could cause a denial of service (application crash); the GNU C library's Fortify Source printf protection should prevent the possibility of executing arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-8504) Michal Zalewski discovered that the srec_scan function in libbfd in GNU binutils allowed out-of-bounds reads. An attacker could use this to craft input to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-8484) Sang Kil Cha discovered multiple integer overflows in the _objalloc_alloc function and objalloc_alloc macro in binutils. This could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service (application crash). This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3509) Alexander Cherepanov and Hanno Bock discovered multiple additional out-of-bounds reads and writes in GNU binutils. An attacker could use these to craft input that could cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. A few of these issues may be limited in exposure to a denial of service (application abort) by the GNU C library's Fortify Source printf protection. The strings(1) utility in GNU binutils used libbfd by default when examining executable object files; unfortunately, libbfd was not originally developed with the expectation of hostile input. As a defensive measure, the behavior of strings has been changed to default to 'strings --all' behavior, which does not use libbfd; use the new argument to strings, '--data', to recreate the old behavior. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 81255
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    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81255
    title Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : binutils vulnerabilities (USN-2496-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_BINUTILS-201501-150122.NASL
    description binutils has been updated to fix eight security issues : - Lack of range checking leading to controlled write in _bfd_elf_setup_sections(). (CVE-2014-8485) - Invalid read flaw in libbfd. (CVE-2014-8484) - Write to uninitialized memory in the PE parser. (CVE-2014-8501) - Crash in the PE parser. (CVE-2014-8502) - Segfault in the ihex parser when it encounters a malformed ihex file. (CVE-2014-8503) - Stack buffer overflow in srec_scan. (CVE-2014-8504) - Out-of-bounds memory write while processing a crafted 'ar' archive. (CVE-2014-8738) - Directory traversal vulnerability allowing random file deletion/creation. (CVE-2014-8737)
    last seen 2019-02-21
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    plugin id 81076
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    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81076
    title SuSE 11.3 Security Update : binutils (SAT Patch Number 10214)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2014-14963.NASL
    description - fix directory traversal vulnerability - fix CVE-2014-8501: out-of-bounds write when parsing specially crafted PE executable - fix CVE-2014-8502: heap overflow in objdump - fix CVE-2014-8503: stack overflow in objdump when parsing specially crafted ihex file - fix CVE-2014-8504: stack overflow in the SREC parser - fix out of bounds memory write Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-05
    plugin id 79748
    published 2014-12-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79748
    title Fedora 20 : avr-binutils-2.24-3.fc20 (2014-14963)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-184.NASL
    description 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. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-06
    plugin id 82301
    published 2015-03-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=82301
    title Debian DLA-184-1 : binutils security update
  • NASL family Amazon Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ALA_ALAS-2015-620.NASL
    description A directory traversal flaw was found in the strip and objcopy utilities. A specially crafted file could cause strip or objdump to overwrite an arbitrary file writable by the user running either of these utilities. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way various binutils utilities processed certain files. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, it could cause the utility used to process that file to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that utility. An integer overflow flaw was found in the way the strings utility processed certain files. If a user were tricked into running the strings utility on a specially crafted file, it could cause the strings executable to crash. A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the SREC parser of the libbfd library. A specially crafted file could cause an application using the libbfd library to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that application. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way certain binutils utilities processed archive files. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted archive file, it could cause the utility used to process that archive to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that utility. A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way various binutils utilities processed certain files. If a user were tricked into processing a specially crafted file, it could cause the utility used to process that file to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running that utility. A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way objdump processed IHEX files. A specially crafted IHEX file could cause objdump to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running objdump. It was found that the fix for the CVE-2014-8485 issue was incomplete: a heap-based buffer overflow in the objdump utility could cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running objdump when processing specially crafted files.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-04-18
    plugin id 87346
    published 2015-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=87346
    title Amazon Linux AMI : binutils (ALAS-2015-620)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2015-029.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in binutils : Multiple integer overflows in the (1) _objalloc_alloc function in objalloc.c and (2) objalloc_alloc macro in include/objalloc.h in GNU libiberty, as used by binutils 2.22, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors related to the addition of CHUNK_HEADER_SIZE to the length, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2012-3509). The srec_scan function in bfd/srec.c in libdbfd in GNU binutils before 2.25 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a small S-record (CVE-2014-8484). The setup_group function in bfd/elf.c in libbfd in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted section group headers in an ELF file (CVE-2014-8485). The _bfd_XXi_swap_aouthdr_in function in bfd/peXXigen.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a crafted NumberOfRvaAndSizes field in the AOUT header in a PE executable (CVE-2014-8501). Heap-based buffer overflow in the pe_print_edata function in bfd/peXXigen.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a truncated export table in a PE file (CVE-2014-8502). Stack-based buffer overflow in the ihex_scan function in bfd/ihex.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a crafted ihex file (CVE-2014-8503). Stack-based buffer overflow in the srec_scan function in bfd/srec.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly have other unspecified impact via a crafted file (CVE-2014-8504). Multiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allow local users to delete arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to (1) strip or (2) objcopy or create arbitrary files via (3) a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to ar (CVE-2014-8737). The _bfd_slurp_extended_name_table function in bfd/archive.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid write, segmentation fault, and crash) via a crafted extended name table in an archive (CVE-2014-8738). The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 81195
    published 2015-02-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=81195
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : binutils (MDVSA-2015:029-1)
redhat via4
rpms
  • binutils-0:2.23.52.0.1-55.el7
  • binutils-devel-0:2.23.52.0.1-55.el7
refmap via4
bid 70908
confirm
fedora
  • FEDORA-2014-14833
  • FEDORA-2014-14874
  • FEDORA-2014-14888
  • FEDORA-2014-17586
  • FEDORA-2014-17603
  • FEDORA-2015-0471
  • FEDORA-2015-0750
gentoo GLSA-201612-24
mandriva MDVSA-2015:029
mlist [oss-security] 20141113 Re: CVE Request: binutils -- directory traversal
secunia
  • 62241
  • 62746
ubuntu USN-2496-1
Last major update 14-10-2016 - 22:00
Published 09-12-2014 - 18:59
Last modified 30-06-2017 - 21:29
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