CVE-2017-14974

NameCVE-2017-14974
DescriptionThe *_get_synthetic_symtab functions in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, mishandle the failure of a certain canonicalization step, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, related to elf32-i386.c and elf64-x86-64.c.
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NVD severitymedium (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
buster2.31.1-16fixed
bullseye, sid2.32.51.20190909-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.29.1-2medium

Notes

[stretch] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
First version containing the fix was 2.29.1-2, which was quickly followed by
a fixed 2.29.1-3 for unrelated issues.
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22163
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=e70c19e3a4c26e9c1ebf0c9170d105039b56d7cf

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