CVE-2014-8738

NameCVE-2014-8738
DescriptionThe _bfd_slurp_extended_name_table function in bfd/archive.c in GNU binutils 2.24 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid write, segmentation fault, and crash) via a crafted extended name table in an archive.
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 severitymedium (attack range: remote)

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
buster2.29.1-11fixed
sid2.29.1-12fixed
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)2.24.90.20141124-1medium
binutilssourcesqueeze2.20.1-16+deb6u1mediumDLA-184-1
binutilssourcewheezy2.22-8+deb7u2mediumDSA-3123-1
binutils-mingw-w64source(unstable)5.2medium
binutils-mingw-w64sourcewheezy2+deb7u1mediumDSA-3123-2

Notes

Upstream tracker: https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=17533
Upstream patch: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=bb0d867169d7e9743d229804106a8fbcab7f3b3f

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