CVE-2017-6965

NameCVE-2017-6965
Descriptionreadelf in GNU Binutils 2.28 writes to illegal addresses while processing corrupt input files containing symbol-difference relocations, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs858264

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)wheezy2.22-8+deb7u2vulnerable
wheezy (security)2.22-8+deb7u3vulnerable
jessie2.25-5vulnerable
stretch, sid2.28-2vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)(unfixed)medium858264

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21137
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=03f7786e2f440b9892b1c34a58fb26222ce1b493

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