An updated binutils package that fixes several bugs and minor security
issues is now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the CentOS
Security Response Team.
Binutils is a collection of utilities used for the creation of executable
code. A number of bugs were found in various binutils tools.
If a user is tricked into processing a specially crafted executable with
utilities such as readelf, size, strings, objdump, or nm, it may allow the
execution of arbitrary code as the user. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-1704 to
In addition, the following bugs have been fixed:
-- by default issue an error if IA-64 hint@pause instruction is
put into the B slot, add assembler command line switch to
override this behaviour
-- fix linker's --emit-relocs with .gnu.warning.* section symbols
-- fix gprof on 64-bit ppc binaries and libraries
-- fix gas mapping of register names to dwarf2 register numbers
in CFI directives
All users of binutils should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains patches to resolve these issues.