[USN-5341-1] GNU binutils vulnerabilities

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5341-1 March 22, 2022
binutils vulnerabilities ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Summary:
Several security issues were fixed in GNU binutils.
Software Description: – binutils: GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities
Details:
It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly handled checks for memory allocation when parsing relocs in a corrupt file. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-17122)
It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly handled certain corrupt DWARF debug sections. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause GNU binutils to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3487)
It was discovered that GNU binutils incorrectly performed bounds checking operations when parsing stabs debugging information. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-45078)
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: binutils 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm3 binutils-multiarch 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm3
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5341-1 CVE-2017-17122, CVE-2021-3487, CVE-2021-45078