CVE-2017-15996

NameCVE-2017-15996
Descriptionelfcomm.c in readelf in GNU Binutils 2.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file that triggers a "buffer overflow on fuzzed archive header," related to an uninitialized variable, an improper conditional jump, and the get_archive_member_name, process_archive_index_and_symbols, and setup_archive functions.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, 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)jessie2.25-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.28-5vulnerable
buster2.30.90.20180710-1fixed
sid2.31.1-1fixed

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=22361
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=d91f0b20e561e326ee91a09a76206257bde8438b

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