Bug 1469646 - (CVE-2017-9753) CVE-2017-9753 binutils: Address violation in versados_mkobject function when disassembling a corrupt versados binary
CVE-2017-9753 binutils: Address violation in versados_mkobject function when ...
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1469647 1469648
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Reported: 2017-07-11 11:06 EDT by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2017-07-12 10:22 EDT (History)
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-07-11 11:06:49 EDT
The versados_mkobject function in bfd/versados.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, does not initialize a certain data structure, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted binary file, as demonstrated by mishandling of this file during "objdump -D" execution.

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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-07-11 11:07:21 EDT
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1469648]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1469647]

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