CVE-2017-13716

NameCVE-2017-13716
DescriptionThe C++ symbol demangler routine in cplus-dem.c in libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation and application crash) via a crafted file, as demonstrated by a call from the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd).
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)jessie2.25-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.28-5vulnerable
buster2.31.1-16vulnerable
bullseye2.32.51.20190727-1vulnerable
sid2.32.51.20190813-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22009
Underlying bug is though in the C++ demangler part of libiberty, but MITRE
has assigned it specifically to the issue as raised within binutils.
binutils not covered by security support

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