DescriptionHeap-based buffer overflow in the _dwarf_skim_forms function in libdwarf/dwarf_macro5.c in Libdwarf before 20161124 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read).
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 Bugs844012

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 not present)
[wheezy] - dwarfutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Same commit as for CVE-2016-9276. Needs the dwarf_macro5.c part of the commit.

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