Bug 1573356 (CVE-2018-10372) - CVE-2018-10372 binutils: Heap-base buffer over-read in dwarf.c:process_cu_tu_index() allows for denial of service via crafted file
Summary: CVE-2018-10372 binutils: Heap-base buffer over-read in dwarf.c:process_cu_tu_...
Alias: CVE-2018-10372
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1573357 1573358 1573359 1573360 1579051
Blocks: 1573371
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-01 02:08 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:20:55 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:3032 0 None None None 2018-10-30 07:24:11 UTC

Description Sam Fowler 2018-05-01 02:08:22 UTC
GNU Binutils through version 2.30 has a heap-based buffer over-read vulnerability in dwarf.c:process_cu_tu_index(). An attacker could exploit this to crash the readelf application  by providing a binary file.

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Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-05-01 02:09:19 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1573359]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1573358]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1573357]

Comment 3 Pedro Yóssis Silva Barbosa 2018-05-16 21:37:41 UTC
For RHEL 7, the heap overflow in the memcpy is detected and mitigated by fortify source. Also, the overflowed area is less than 8 bytes.

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2018-10-30 07:24:04 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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