CVE-2016-8681

NameCVE-2016-8681
DescriptionThe _dwarf_get_abbrev_for_code function in dwarf_util.c in libdwarf 20161001 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) by calling the dwarfdump command on a crafted file.
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)
Debian Bugs840961

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dwarfutils (PTS)jessie20120410-2+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch20161124-1+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid20180809-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dwarfutilssource(unstable)20161001-2medium840961

Notes

[jessie] - dwarfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - dwarfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceforge.net/p/libdwarf/code/ci/2d14a7792889e33bc542c28d0f3792964c46214f/#diff-13
https://sourceforge.net/p/libdwarf/code/ci/efe48cad0693d6994d9a7b561e1c3833b073a624/#diff-2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/10/08/13

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