Bug 1560831 - CVE-2018-8945 mingw-binutils: binutils: Crash in elf.c:bfd_section_from_shdr() with crafted executable [fedora-all]
Summary: CVE-2018-8945 mingw-binutils: binutils: Crash in elf.c:bfd_section_from_shdr(...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mingw-binutils
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kalev Lember
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: CVE-2018-8945
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Reported: 2018-03-27 04:39 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2018-05-30 09:13 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Doc Type: Release Note
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Last Closed: 2018-05-30 09:13:23 UTC

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Description Sam Fowler 2018-03-27 04:39:27 UTC
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that one or more security vulnerabilities are fixed in affected versions
of fedora-all.

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Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-03-27 04:39:34 UTC
Use the following template to for the 'fedpkg update' request to submit an
update for this issue as it contains the top-level parent bug(s) as well as
this tracking bug.  This will ensure that all associated bugs get updated
when new packages are pushed to stable.


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# testing, stable

# Bug numbers: 1234,9876

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Comment 2 Nick Clifton 2018-05-30 09:13:23 UTC
This is just a minor CVE which can cause the objdump program to crash if it is fed a specially corrupted ELF format file.  Proper ELF files do not trigger this
problem.  The bug has been fixed upstream and will be in the next Fedora release, and as such it does not seem worth back-porting the patch to this release.

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