A flaw was found in GNU Binutils 2.30, there's an integer overflow in the function load_specific_debug_section() in objdump.c, which results in `malloc()` with 0 size. A crafted ELF file allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact.
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1542276]
Introduced by https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commitdiff;h=4f1881b94473f1034f950feb863b464435a8fb5f
This issue did not affect the versions of binutils as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.