CVE-2017-8394

Metadata

medium
5.0
binutils
CVE-2017-8394
cve.mitre.org, sourceware.org
2017-05-01
2017-10-23 14:24
CVE-2017-8394 binutils
2017-07-20 21:33
2017-06-16 19:23
2017-05-10 23:55
2017-05-03 02:03

Description

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to an invalid read of size 4 due to NULL pointer dereferencing of _bfd_elf_large_com_section. This vulnerability causes programs that conduct an analysis of binary programs using the libbfd library, such as objcopy, to crash.

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Affected package information

None

Unaffected

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

Needs Triage

Release Package Reason
upstream binutils needs-triage
precise/esm binutils needs-triage
trusty binutils needs-triage
xenial binutils needs-triage
zesty binutils needs-triage
artful binutils needs-triage
devel binutils needs-triage