Bug 1625055 (CVE-2018-16403) - CVE-2018-16403 elfutils: Heap-based buffer over-read in libdw/dwarf_getabbrev.c and libwd/dwarf_hasattr.c causes crash
Summary: CVE-2018-16403 elfutils: Heap-based buffer over-read in libdw/dwarf_getabbrev...
Alias: CVE-2018-16403
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: 1625056 Engineering1625057 Engineering1625418 Red Hat1625419 Red Hat1625420
Blocks: Embargoed1625054
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Reported: 2018-09-04 04:45 UTC by Sam Fowler
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-08-06 13:19:17 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2019:2197 0 None None None 2019-08-06 12:27:06 UTC

Description Sam Fowler 2018-09-04 04:45:51 UTC
Elfutils through version 0.173 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer over-read due to incorrect checks for the end of attribute lists in the libdw/dwarf_getabbrev.c:__libdw_getabbrev() and libdw/dwarf_hasattr.c:dwarf_hasattr() functions. An attacker could exploit this to cause a crash via a crafted ELF.

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Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-09-04 04:46:40 UTC
Created elfutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1625056]

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2019-08-06 12:27:04 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2019:2197 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:2197

Comment 7 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-08-06 13:19:17 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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