CVE-2017-15938

NameCVE-2017-15938
Descriptiondwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, miscalculates DW_FORM_ref_addr die refs in the case of a relocatable object file, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (find_abstract_instance_name invalid memory read, segmentation fault, and application crash).
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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
buster2.30-21fixed
sid2.30-22fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.29.90.20180122-1low
binutilssourceexperimental2.29.51.20171128-1medium

Notes

[stretch] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22209
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=1b86808a86077722ee4f42ff97f836b12420bb2a
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/24/binutils-invalid-memory-read-in-find_abstract_instance_name-dwarf2-c/

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