Bug 1480342 - (CVE-2017-12799) CVE-2017-12799 binutils: Heap-based 1 byte buffer over-write in elf_read_notes function in bfd/elf.c
CVE-2017-12799 binutils: Heap-based 1 byte buffer over-write in elf_read_note...
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1480343 1480344
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Reported: 2017-08-10 15:24 EDT by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2017-08-10 15:24 EDT (History)
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Description Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-10 15:24:03 EDT
The elf_read_notesfunction in bfd/elf.c in GNU Binutils 2.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted binary file.

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Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2017-08-10 15:24:22 EDT
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1480343]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1480344]

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