CVE-2018-16403

NameCVE-2018-16403
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.
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)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
elfutils (PTS)jessie0.159-4.2vulnerable
stretch0.168-1vulnerable
buster0.170-0.5vulnerable
sid0.175-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
elfutilssource(unstable)0.175-1low

Notes

[stretch] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23529
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=elfutils.git;a=commit;h=6983e59b727458a6c64d9659c85f08218bc4fcda

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