Bug 1452169 (CVE-2017-9040) - CVE-2017-9040 binutils: NULL pointer dereference in the process_mips_specific_function
Summary: CVE-2017-9040 binutils: NULL pointer dereference in the process_mips_specific...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2017-9040
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 13:21 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-05-18 13:29:41 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-05-18 13:21:29 UTC
GNU Binutils allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash), related to the process_mips_specific function in readelf.c, via a crafted ELF file that triggers a large memory-allocation attempt.

Upstream patch:

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=7296a62a2a237f6b1ad8db8c38b090e9f592c8cf

References:

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


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