CVE-2017-12459

NameCVE-2017-12459
DescriptionThe bfd_mach_o_read_symtab_strtab function in bfd/mach-o.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap write and possibly achieve code execution via a crafted mach-o file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, 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
binutils (PTS)wheezy2.22-8+deb7u2vulnerable
wheezy (security)2.22-8+deb7u3vulnerable
jessie2.25-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.28-5vulnerable
buster2.29-4vulnerable
sid2.29-5vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)(unfixed)medium

Notes

[stretch] - binutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - binutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - binutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21840
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=8bdf0be19d2777565a8b1c88347f65d6a4b8c5fc

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