CVE-2017-7304

Metadata

medium
5.0
binutils
CVE-2017-7304
cve.mitre.org, sourceware.org
2017-03-29
2017-07-20 21:30
CVE-2017-7304 binutils
2017-06-16 19:22
2017-05-10 23:46
2017-04-14 10:20
2017-04-01 21:42
2017-03-31 22:03

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
upstream binutils 2.27.51.20161212-1

Unaffected

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