Bug 1452173 (CVE-2017-9042)

Summary: CVE-2017-9042 binutils: Invalid variable type in readelf.c
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: erik-fedora, fedora-mingw, jakub, klember, ktietz, law, nickc, ohudlick, rjones, yselkowi
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-05-18 13:24:54 UTC
readelf.c in GNU Binutils has a "cannot be represented in type long" issue, which might allow attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.

Upstream patch:

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=7296a62a2a237f6b1ad8db8c38b090e9f592c8cf

References:

https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/05/12/binutils-multiple-crashes/