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A binutils-mingw-w64 security update has been released for Debian

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3123-2 Thijs Kinkhorst
January 13, 2015
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Package : binutils-mingw-w64
CVE ID : CVE-2014-8484 CVE-2014-8485 CVE-2014-8501 CVE-2014-8502
CVE-2014-8503 CVE-2014-8504 CVE-2014-8737 CVE-2014-8738
Debian Bug : 775165

In DSA 3123 the binutils package was updated for several security issues.
This update adds rebuilt packages for binutils-mingw-w64, so these will
take advantage of the fixes. For reference the original advisory text

Multiple security issues have been found in binutils, a toolbox for
binary file manipulation. These vulnerabilities include multiple memory
safety errors, buffer overflows, use-after-frees and other implementation
errors may lead to the execution of arbitrary code, the bypass of
security restrictions, path traversal attack or denial of service.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in
version 2+deb7u1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your binutils-mingw-w64 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
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  DSA 3123-2: binutils-mingw-w64 security update