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An elfutils security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux 10 LTS to address missing bound checks that result in denial-of-services.



[SECURITY] [DLA 3579-1] elfutils security update


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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-3579-1 debian-lts@lists.debian.org
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/ Thorsten Alteholz
September 23, 2023 https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package : elfutils
Version : 0.176-1.1+deb10u1
CVE ID : CVE-2020-21047

An issue has been found in elfutils, a collection of utilities to handle
ELF objects.
Due to missing bound checks and reachable asserts, an attacker can
use crafted elf files to trigger application crashes that result in
denial-of-services.

For Debian 10 buster, this problem has been fixed in version
0.176-1.1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your elfutils packages.

For the detailed security status of elfutils please refer to
its security tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/elfutils

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS