Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 159894
CAN-2005-1704 Integer overflow in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:18 EST
Integer overflow in the BFD library for binutils 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.
This issue should also affect RHEL2.1 and RHEL3
Adding this bug to the RHEL4 U2 Canfix list, it's fixed in the U2 package.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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