CVE-2019-7664

NameCVE-2019-7664
DescriptionIn elfutils 0.175, a negative-sized memcpy is attempted in elf_cvt_note in libelf/note_xlate.h because of an incorrect overflow check. Crafted elf input causes a segmentation fault, leading to denial of service (program 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)
Debian Bugs921881

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
elfutils (PTS)jessie0.159-4.2fixed
stretch0.168-1vulnerable
buster0.175-2vulnerable
sid0.176-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
elfutilssource(unstable)0.176-1low921881
elfutilssourcejessie(not affected)

Notes

[stretch] - elfutils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - elfutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=24084
https://sourceware.org/git/?p=elfutils.git;a=commit;h=e65d91d21cb09d83b001fef9435e576ba447db32

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