Bug 1560827 (CVE-2018-8945) - CVE-2018-8945 binutils: Crash in elf.c:bfd_section_from_shdr() with crafted executable
Summary: CVE-2018-8945 binutils: Crash in elf.c:bfd_section_from_shdr() with crafted e...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2018-8945
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1560828 1560829 1560830 1560831 1579801
Blocks: 1553120
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-03-27 04:38 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2019-06-10 10:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:18:52 UTC


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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3032 None None None 2018-10-30 07:24 UTC

Description Sam Fowler 2018-03-27 04:38:50 UTC
binutils through version 2.30 has a vulnerability in the elf.c:bfd_section_from_shdr() functionof the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd). An attacker could exploit this with a crafted executable file to cause a crash.


Upstream Bug:

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22809


Upstream Patch:

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=10814&action=diff

Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-03-27 04:39:39 UTC
Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1560831]


Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1560828]


Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1560830]

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:23:58 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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