Description of problem:
The version of binutils currently used in RHEL 7.3 is 2.23. This is quite
an old version and in particular suffers from a lot of potential security
problems due to buffer overruns and memory leaks.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Examine version number in the rpm.
Rebasing to a newer version of binutils has the potential to cause new,
unexpected failures in other packages. But we have been doing a lot of
local testing and nothing has shown up so far.
Verified for build binutils-2.25.1-20.base.el7.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.