A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
elfutils could be made to crash or consume resources if it opened a
specially crafted file.
- elfutils: collection of utilities to handle ELF objects
Agostino Sarubbo discovered that elfutils incorrectly handled certain
malformed ELF files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted ELF file, elfutils could be made to crash or
consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following