Descriptionlibelf/elf_end.c in elfutils 0.173 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (double free and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact because it tries to decompress twice.
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 severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
elfutils (PTS)jessie0.159-4.2fixed
jessie (security)0.159-4.2+deb8u1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster0.176-1.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
elfutilssourcejessie(not affected)


[stretch] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - elfutils <not-affected> (vulnerable code introduced later);a=commit;h=56b18521fb8d46d40fc090c0de9d11a08bc982fa

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