CVE-2016-10254

NameCVE-2016-10254
DescriptionThe allocate_elf function in common.h in elfutils before 0.168 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted ELF file, which triggers a memory allocation failure.
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)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
elfutils (PTS)jessie0.159-4.2vulnerable
jessie (security)0.159-4.2+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch0.168-1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster0.176-1.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
elfutilssource(unstable)0.168-0.2low

Notes

[jessie] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
0.168-0.2 first version uploaded to unstable
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2016/11/04/elfutils-memory-allocation-failure-in-allocate_elf-common-h/
https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/elfutils.git/commit/?id=191000fdedba3fafe4d5b8cddad3f3318b49c3fb

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