Bug 1539886 (CVE-2018-6323)

Summary: CVE-2018-6323 binutils: Integer overflow in elf_object_p function in elfcode.h
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Pedro Sampaio <psampaio>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: aoliva, dvlasenk, erik-fedora, jakub, kanderso, klember, ktietz, law, mcermak, mnewsome, mpolacek, nickc, ohudlick, rjones
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Bug Depends On: 1539887, 1539888, 1539891    
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2018-01-29 19:31:32 UTC
The elf_object_p function in elfcode.h in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD)
library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, has an unsigned
integer overflow because bfd_size_type multiplication is not used. A crafted ELF
file allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or
possibly have unspecified other impact. This problem only affects i686.

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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2018-01-29 19:31:51 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1539888]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1539887]