CVE-2014-8737

NameCVE-2014-8737
DescriptionMultiple directory traversal vulnerabilities in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allow local users to delete arbitrary files via a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to (1) strip or (2) objcopy or create arbitrary files via (3) a .. (dot dot) or full path name in an archive to ar.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-184-1, DSA-3123-1, DSA-3123-2
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)wheezy2.22-8+deb7u2fixed
wheezy (security)2.22-8+deb7u3fixed
jessie2.25-5+deb8u1fixed
stretch2.28-5fixed
buster2.29.1-4fixed
sid2.29.1-5fixed
binutils-mingw-w64 (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)2+deb7u1fixed
jessie5.2+deb8u1fixed
buster, sid, stretch7.4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.24.90.20141124-1low
binutilssourcesqueeze2.20.1-16+deb6u1lowDLA-184-1
binutilssourcewheezy2.22-8+deb7u2lowDSA-3123-1
binutils-mingw-w64source(unstable)5.2low
binutils-mingw-w64sourcewheezy2+deb7u1lowDSA-3123-2

Notes

Upstream tracker: https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17552
Upstream patch: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=dd9b91de2149ee81d47f708e7b0bbf57da10ad42

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