Bug 1399990 (CVE-2016-9480) - CVE-2016-9480 libdwarf: Heap buffer overflow in dwarf_util.c
Summary: CVE-2016-9480 libdwarf: Heap buffer overflow in dwarf_util.c
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2016-9480
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1385693 1399992
Blocks: 1394806
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2016-11-30 08:39 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:01 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-15 09:54:28 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-11-30 08:39:00 UTC
libdwarf allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service by using the "malformed dwarf file" approach, related to a "Heap Buffer Over-read" issue affecting the dwarf_util.c component.

References:

DW201611-006
https://www.prevanders.net/dwarfbug.html

Upstream bug (currently private):

https://sourceforge.net/p/libdwarf/bugs/5/

Upstream patch:

https://sourceforge.net/p/libdwarf/code/ci/5dd64de047cd5ec479fb11fe7ff2692fd819e5e5/

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-11-30 08:41:57 UTC
Created libdwarf tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1399992]

Comment 2 Andrej Nemec 2016-11-30 08:44:21 UTC
Created libdwarf tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-6 [bug 1385693]


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