DescriptionThe handle_gnu_hash function in readelf.c in elfutils 0.168 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted ELF file.
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)
Debian Bugs859996

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
elfutils (PTS)jessie0.159-4.2vulnerable
jessie (security)0.159-4.2+deb8u1vulnerable
buster, bullseye, sid0.176-1.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
elfutilssourcewheezy(not affected)


[jessie] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - elfutils <not-affected> (vulnerable code not present)

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