CVE-2017-9778

NameCVE-2017-9778
DescriptionGNU Debugger (GDB) 8.0 and earlier fails to detect a negative length field in a DWARF section. A malformed section in an ELF binary or a core file can cause GDB to repeatedly allocate memory until a process limit is reached. This can, for example, impede efforts to analyze malware with GDB.
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 Bugs865607

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
gdb (PTS)jessie7.7.1+dfsg-5vulnerable
stretch7.12-6vulnerable
buster, sid8.1-4vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
gdbsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant865607

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21600

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