Bug 1524501 (CVE-2017-17121) - CVE-2017-17121 binutils: Memory access violation via a crafted COFF binary
Summary: CVE-2017-17121 binutils: Memory access violation via a crafted COFF binary
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2017-17121
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability   
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OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1499310 1499311
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Reported: 2017-12-11 15:51 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2017-12-11 15:57 UTC (History)
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-12-11 15:51:28 UTC
The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory access violation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a COFF binary in which a relocation refers to a location after the end of the to-be-relocated section.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-12-11 15:57:38 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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