DescriptionThe _dwarf_read_loc_section function in dwarf_loc.c in libdwarf 20160613 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) via a crafted file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs838019

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dwarfutils (PTS)buster20180809-1fixed
bookworm, sid20210528-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dwarfutilssourcewheezy(not affected)
dwarfutilssourcejessie(not affected)


[jessie] - dwarfutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in later version)
[wheezy] - dwarfutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in later version)
Initial addressed upstream in refactoring in:
with final fix/follow up:
Introduced by (as confirmed by upstream):

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