CVE-2017-7304 binutils

Metadata

medium
5.0
binutils
CVE-2017-7304
2017-06-18 07:50
CVE-2017-7304
2017-06-16 19:22
2017-04-02 05:03
2017-04-01 19:41
2017-03-31 12:03
2017-03-30 11:03
2017-03-31 05:03

Description

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to an invalid read (of size 8) because of missing a check (in the copy_special_section_fields function) for an invalid sh_link field before attempting to follow it. This vulnerability causes Binutils utilities like strip to crash.

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
buster binutils 2.27.51.20161212-1
jessie binutils None
sid binutils 2.27.51.20161212-1
stretch binutils 2.27.51.20161212-1

Unaffected

Release Package Reason
wheezy binutils