Bug 1452168 (CVE-2017-9039) - CVE-2017-9039 binutils: Memory consumption via many program headers
Summary: CVE-2017-9039 binutils: Memory consumption via many program headers
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2017-9039
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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Reported: 2017-05-18 13:19 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-05-18 13:29:37 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-05-18 13:19:26 UTC
GNU Binutils allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted ELF file with many program headers, related to the get_program_headers function in readelf.c.

Upstream patch:

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=82156ab704b08b124d319c0decdbd48b3ca2dac5

References:

https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/05/12/binutils-multiple-crashes/


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