Descriptionelfutils 0.170 has a buffer over-read in the ebl_dynamic_tag_name function of libebl/ebldynamictagname.c because SYMTAB_SHNDX is unsupported.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

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
elfutilssource(unstable)(not affected)


- elfutils <not-affected> (Issue introduced later)
Issue introduced with a merge/update of elf.h from glibc in;a=commit;h=88f3d2daa107b09fdba376a82bce7ed534c93645
when SYMTAB_SHNDX was introduced, but not yet handled in the
ebl_dynamic_tag_name function.

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