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Security update for binutils


(Last modified: 02NOV2006)

solutions Security update for binutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5887ede68e068a4a4275a811661b5b87)

Applies to

Package: binutils
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11277
Release: 20061102
Obsoletes: none


Install this update.



Problem description

A buffer overflow was fixed in the tekhex handling in "binutils" which could be used by attackers supplying files to "file" to crash this program. (CVE-2006-2362)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh binutils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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