Bug 1435648 (CVE-2017-6969) - CVE-2017-6969 binutils: Heap-based buffer over-read in readelf when processing corrupt RL78 binaries
Summary: CVE-2017-6969 binutils: Heap-based buffer over-read in readelf when processin...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2017-6969
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: 1435307 1435308 1435309
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2017-03-24 12:45 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:08 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-05-10 08:50:35 UTC


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Description Adam Mariš 2017-03-24 12:45:42 UTC
readelf in GNU Binutils 2.28 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer over-read while processing corrupt RL78 binaries. The vulnerability can trigger program crashes. It may lead to an information leak as well.

Upstream bug:

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21156

Upstream fixes:

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=b814a36d3440de95f2ac6eaa4fc7935c322ea456
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=43a444f9c5bfd44b4304eafd78338e21d54bea14

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2017-03-24 12:58:44 UTC
Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1435309]


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