Bug 1546622 (CVE-2018-7208) - CVE-2018-7208 binutils: Improper bounds check in coffgen.c:coff_pointerize_aux() allows for denial of service when parsing a crafted COFF file
Summary: CVE-2018-7208 binutils: Improper bounds check in coffgen.c:coff_pointerize_au...
Alias: CVE-2018-7208
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=low,public=20180124,reported=2...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1546624 1546623 1571917 1571918
Blocks: 1546625
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-02-19 04:37 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2019-06-14 08:49 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:40:19 UTC

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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3032 None None None 2018-10-30 07:23 UTC

Description Sam Fowler 2018-02-19 04:37:39 UTC
In GNU Binutils through version 2.30, the coff_pointerize_aux function in coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), an index is not properly validated, allowing an attacker to cause a denial of service via a crash (segmentation fault) when parsing a file with a crafted COFF file.

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Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-02-19 04:38:12 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1546624]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1546623]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:23:05 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2018:3032 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3032

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