The handle_gnu_hash function in readelf.c in elfutils 0.168 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted ELF file.

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
artful elfutils None
devel elfutils None
precise/esm elfutils None
trusty elfutils None
upstream elfutils None
xenial elfutils None


Release Package Reason
precise elfutils ignored
vivid/stable-phone-overlay elfutils ignored
vivid/ubuntu-core elfutils DNE
yakkety elfutils ignored
zesty elfutils ignored