Bug 1435640 (CVE-2017-6965) - CVE-2017-6965 binutils: Heap-based buffer overflow in target_specific_reloc_handling in readelf
Summary: CVE-2017-6965 binutils: Heap-based buffer overflow in target_specific_reloc_h...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2017-6965
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1435307 1435308 1435309
Blocks: 1435650
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Reported: 2017-03-24 12:36 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:08 UTC (History)
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A vulnerability was found in the readelf utility; part of binutils. A crafted ELF executable or shared library could cause readelf to write arbitrary locations on the heap while processing relocations, leading to a crash or potential code execution.
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Description Adam Mariš 2017-03-24 12:36:22 UTC
readelf in GNU Binutils 2.28 writes to illegal addresses while processing corrupt input files containing symbol-difference relocations, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

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Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-03-24 12:58:28 UTC
Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1435309]

Comment 4 Doran Moppert 2017-05-30 04:42:19 UTC

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

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