Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1466255
CVE-2017-9778 gdb: Malformed section in an ELF binary or a core file can cause memory exhaustion
Last modified: 2017-06-29 07:09:17 EDT
GNU Debugger (GDB) fails to detect a negative length field in a DWARF section. A malformed section in an ELF binary or a core file can cause GDB to repeatedly allocate memory until a process limit is reached. This can, for example, impede efforts to analyze malware with GDB.
Created gdb tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1466257]