CVE-2017-7613

NameCVE-2017-7613
Descriptionelflint.c in elfutils 0.168 does not validate the number of sections and the number of segments, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) 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)
ReferencesDLA-1689-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs859990

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+deb8u1fixed
stretch0.168-1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster0.176-1.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
elfutilssource(unstable)0.168-1medium859990
elfutilssourcejessie0.159-4.2+deb8u1mediumDLA-1689-1

Notes

[wheezy] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21312
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/04/03/elfutils-memory-allocation-failure-in-xcalloc-xmalloc-c/
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=elfutils.git;a=commit;h=4314716cd498bb51639db717bd7ce6182de33322

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