CVE-2012-3509

NameCVE-2012-3509
DescriptionMultiple integer overflows in the (1) _objalloc_alloc function in objalloc.c and (2) objalloc_alloc macro in include/objalloc.h in GNU libiberty, as used by binutils 2.22, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors related to the "addition of CHUNK_HEADER_SIZE to the length," which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs688951
Debian/oldstablepackage binutils is vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)squeeze2.20.1-16vulnerable
wheezy2.22-8fixed
wheezy (security)2.22-8+deb7u2fixed
jessie2.24.90.20141023-1fixed
sid2.25-5fixed

The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.22-8low688951

Notes

[squeeze] - binutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)

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