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computer vulnerability note CVE-2016-2226

binutils: buffer overflow

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a buffer overflow of binutils, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Impacted products: GAiA, CheckPoint IP Appliance, SecurePlatform, CheckPoint Security Appliance, CheckPoint Security Gateway, Debian, Ubuntu.
Severity of this bulletin: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights, user access/rights, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Hacker's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 18/07/2016.
Références of this threat: CVE-2016-2226, DLA-552-1, sk116495, USN-3337-1, USN-3367-1, USN-3368-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-20139.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate a buffer overflow of binutils, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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