DescriptionIn elfutils 0.175, there is a buffer over-read in the ebl_object_note function in eblobjnote.c in libebl. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service via a crafted elf file, as demonstrated by eu-readelf.
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Debian Bugs920911

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
elfutilssourcejessie(not affected)
elfutilssourcestretch(not affected)


[stretch] - elfutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 0.175)
[jessie] - elfutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 0.175);a=commit;h=012018907ca05eb0ab51d424a596ef38fc87cae1;a=commit;h=cd7ded3df43f655af945c869976401a602e46fcd

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