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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0368

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2006:0368.

The elfutils packages contain a number of utility programs and libraries
related to the creation and maintenance of executable code.

The elfutils packages that originally shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 were GPL-licensed versions which lacked some functionality. Previous
updates provided fully functional versions of elfutils only under the OSL
license. This update provides a fully functional, GPL-licensed version of

In the OSL-licensed elfutils versions provided in previous updates, some
tools could sometimes crash when given corrupted input files. (CVE-2005-1704)

Also, when the eu-strip tool was used to create separate debuginfo files
from relocatable objects such as kernel modules (.ko), the resulting
debuginfo files (.ko.debug) were sometimes corrupted. Both of these
problems are fixed in the new version.

Users of elfutils should upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve
these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-1704
BugTraq ID: 13697
Bugtraq: 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates (Google Search)
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2006:1060
SGI Security Advisory: 20060703-01-P
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2006 E-Soft Inc.

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