Bug 1500245 (CVE-2017-14745)

Summary: CVE-2017-14745 binutils: Integer overflow in the *_get_synthetic_symtab functions
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: aoliva, dvlasenk, erik-fedora, jakub, kanderso, klember, ktietz, law, mcermak, mnewsome, mpolacek, nickc, ohudlick, rjones, yselkowi
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Bug Depends On: 1499310, 1499311    
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-10-10 09:27:10 UTC
The *_get_synthetic_symtab functions in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, interpret a -1 value as a sorting count instead of an error flag, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file, related to elf32-i386.c and elf64-x86-64.c.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-10-10 09:27:54 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1499311]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1499310]