CVE-2017-6969

NameCVE-2017-6969
Descriptionreadelf in GNU Binutils 2.28 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer over-read while processing corrupt RL78 binaries. The vulnerability can trigger program crashes. It may lead to an information leak as well.
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 Bugs858256

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
jessie2.25-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.28-5fixed
buster, sid2.29-4fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.28-3medium858256

Notes

[jessie] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - binutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21156
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=b814a36d3440de95f2ac6eaa4fc7935c322ea456
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=43a444f9c5bfd44b4304eafd78338e21d54bea14

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