CVE-2017-8421

Metadata

high
7.1
binutils
CVE-2017-8421
cve.mitre.org, sourceware.org
2017-05-02
2017-10-23 14:24
CVE-2017-8421 binutils
2017-07-20 21:33
2017-06-16 19:23
2017-05-10 23:55
2017-05-03 21:03

Description

The function coff_set_alignment_hook in coffcode.h in Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, has a memory leak vulnerability which can cause memory exhaustion in objdump via a crafted PE file. Additional validation in dump_relocs_in_section in objdump.c can resolve this.

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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