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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.57122
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2006:0368
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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
elfutils.

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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0368.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
4.6

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-1704
BugTraq ID: 13697
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/13697
Bugtraq: 20070404 VMSA-2007-0003 VMware ESX 3.0.1 and 3.0.0 server security updates (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/464745/100/0/threaded
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2006:1060
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=001060
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-15.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200506-01.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:095
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:215
http://www.osvdb.org/16757
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9071
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-659.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-673.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-709.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-763.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2005-801.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0354.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2006-0368.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016544
http://secunia.com/advisories/15527
http://secunia.com/advisories/17001
http://secunia.com/advisories/17072
http://secunia.com/advisories/17135
http://secunia.com/advisories/17257
http://secunia.com/advisories/17356
http://secunia.com/advisories/17718
http://secunia.com/advisories/18506
http://secunia.com/advisories/21122
http://secunia.com/advisories/21262
http://secunia.com/advisories/21717
http://secunia.com/advisories/24788
SGI Security Advisory: 20060703-01-P
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20060703-01-U.asc
http://www.trustix.org/errata/2005/0025/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/136-1/
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/1267
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