Descriptionlibdw in elfutils 0.173 checks the end of the attributes list incorrectly in dwarf_getabbrev in dwarf_getabbrev.c and dwarf_hasattr in dwarf_hasattr.c, leading to a heap-based buffer over-read and an application crash.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

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Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
elfutils (PTS)buster0.176-1.1fixed
bookworm, sid0.188-2.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue);a=commit;h=6983e59b727458a6c64d9659c85f08218bc4fcda

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