CVE-2018-18483

NameCVE-2018-18483
DescriptionThe get_count function in cplus-dem.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (malloc called with the result of an integer-overflowing calculation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted string, as demonstrated by c++filt.
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
binutils (PTS)jessie2.25-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.28-5vulnerable
buster2.31.1-16vulnerable
bullseye2.32.51.20190727-1vulnerable
sid2.32.51.20190813-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23767
https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=87602
https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=83472
https://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=79111
binutils not covered by security support

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