CVE-2017-7299

Metadata

medium
4.3
binutils
CVE-2017-7299
cve.mitre.org, sourceware.org, sourceware.org, sourceware.org
2017-03-29
2017-10-23 14:15
CVE-2017-7299 binutils
2017-07-20 21:29
2017-06-16 19:22
2017-05-10 23:46
2017-04-14 10:19
2017-04-01 21:42
2017-03-31 22:03
2017-03-31 01:03

Description

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, has an invalid read (of size 8) because the code to emit relocs (bfd_elf_final_link function in bfd/elflink.c) does not check the format of the input file before trying to read the ELF reloc section header. The vulnerability leads to a GNU linker (ld) program crash.

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
precise/esm binutils None
trusty binutils None
upstream binutils 2.27.51.20161220-1
xenial binutils None

Unaffected

Release Package Reason
precise binutils ignored
vivid/stable-phone-overlay binutils DNE
vivid/ubuntu-core binutils DNE
yakkety binutils ignored
zesty binutils not-affected
artful binutils not-affected
devel binutils not-affected