Bug 1518592 (CVE-2017-16829) - CVE-2017-16829 binutils: Out-of-bounds read in the _bfd_elf_parse_gnu_properties function
Summary: CVE-2017-16829 binutils: Out-of-bounds read in the _bfd_elf_parse_gnu_propert...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2017-16829
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1499310 1499311
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-11-29 09:33 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:26 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:32:15 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-11-29 09:33:55 UTC
The _bfd_elf_parse_gnu_properties function in elf-properties.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not prevent negative pointers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.

Upstream issue:

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22307

Upstream patches:

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=cf54ebff3b7361989712fd9c0128a9b255578163

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-11-29 09:41:35 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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