CVE-2015-8538

NameCVE-2015-8538
Descriptiondwarf_leb.c in libdwarf allows attackers to cause a denial of service (SIGSEGV).
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-669-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs807817

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dwarfutils (PTS)jessie20120410-2+deb8u1fixed
stretch20161124-1+deb9u1fixed
buster20180809-1fixed
bullseye, sid20190529-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dwarfutilssource(unstable)20160507-1medium807817
dwarfutilssourcejessie20120410-2+deb8u1medium
dwarfutilssourcesqueeze(not affected)
dwarfutilssourcewheezy20120410-2+deb7u2mediumDLA-669-1

Notes

[squeeze] - dwarfutils <not-affected> (No segfault with provided test case)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1289385
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/09/2
http://sourceforge.net/p/libdwarf/code/ci/da724a0bc5eec8e9ec0b0cb0c238a80e34466459/

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