Bug 159892 - CAN-2005-1704 Integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library
CAN-2005-1704 Integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libelf (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2005-06-08 17:16 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-09 11:43:44 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2005-06-08 17:16:40 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #159888 +++

Integer overflow in the BFD library for libelf allows attackers to execute
arbitrary code via a crafted object file that specifies a large number of
section headers, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2005-06-09 11:43:44 EDT
Although libelf is shipped in AS2.1, it is completely different codebase
from elfutils' libelf (RHEL3+).  AS2.1 libelf is only shipped as static library
(libelf.a) and to my knowledge nothing in the distro links against it.

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