CVE-2017-16832

NameCVE-2017-16832
DescriptionThe pe_bfd_read_buildid function in peicode.h in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not validate size and offset values in the data dictionary, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation violation and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PE file.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)buster2.31.1-16fixed
bullseye2.35.2-2fixed
bookworm2.40-2fixed
trixie2.42-2fixed
sid2.42-3fixed

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

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

Notes

[stretch] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22373
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=0bb6961f18b8e832d88b490d421ca56cea16c45b

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