CVE-2017-7300

NameCVE-2017-7300
DescriptionThe Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, has an aout_link_add_symbols function in bfd/aoutx.h that is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer over-read (off-by-one) because of an incomplete check for invalid string offsets while loading symbols, leading to a GNU linker (ld) program crash.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)bullseye2.35.2-2fixed
bookworm2.40-2fixed
trixie, sid2.42.50.20240710-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.27.51.20161212-1

Notes

[jessie] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - binutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=20909

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