Bug 1500339 (CVE-2017-14938) - CVE-2017-14938 binutils: Excessive memory allocation in _bfd_elf_slurp_version_tables
Summary: CVE-2017-14938 binutils: Excessive memory allocation in _bfd_elf_slurp_versio...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2017-14938
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability   
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OS: Linux
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1499310 1499311
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Reported: 2017-10-10 12:19 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2017-10-10 12:22 UTC (History)
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-10-10 12:19:35 UTC
_bfd_elf_slurp_version_tables in elf.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation and application crash) via a crafted ELF file.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-10-10 12:22:30 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1499311]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1499310]

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