CVE-2017-8393

NameCVE-2017-8393
DescriptionThe Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to a global buffer over-read error because of an assumption made by code that runs for objcopy and strip, that SHT_REL/SHR_RELA sections are always named starting with a .rel/.rela prefix. This vulnerability causes programs that conduct an analysis of binary programs using the libbfd library, such as objcopy and strip, to crash.
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NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)jessie2.25-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.28-5fixed
buster2.31.1-16fixed
bullseye, sid2.32.51.20190909-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.28-5medium

Notes

[jessie] - binutils <ignored> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - binutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21412
Fixed by: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=bce964aa6c777d236fbd641f2bc7bb931cfe4bf3

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