[USN-5349-1] GNU binutils vulnerability


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5349-1 March 28, 2022
binutils vulnerability ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Summary:
GNU binutils could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
Software Description: – binutils: GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities
Details:
It was discovered that GNU binutils gold incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
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+esm4 binutils-multiarch 2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm4
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5349-1 CVE-2019-1010204