Bug 1483602 (CVE-2017-12458) - CVE-2017-12458 binutils: out of bounds heap read in nlm_swap_auxiliary_headers_in function
Summary: CVE-2017-12458 binutils: out of bounds heap read in nlm_swap_auxiliary_header...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2017-12458
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1483603 1483604 1483605
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-08-21 13:11 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:21:40 UTC


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Description Adam Mariš 2017-08-21 13:11:18 UTC
The nlm_swap_auxiliary_headers_in function in bfd/nlmcode.h in the
Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in
GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out
of bounds heap read via a crafted nlm file.

Upstream bug:

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21840

Upstream patch:

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=8bdf0be19d2777565a8b1c88347f65d6a4b8c5fc

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-08-21 13:15:03 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1483604]


Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1483603]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1483605]


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