Bug 1632908 (CVE-2018-17358) - CVE-2018-17358 binutils: invalid memory access in _bfd_stab_section_find_nearest_line in syms.c
Summary: CVE-2018-17358 binutils: invalid memory access in _bfd_stab_section_find_near...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2018-17358
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: 1632909 1632910 1632911 1632912 1632913
Blocks: 1632928
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Reported: 2018-09-25 20:04 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:59 UTC (History)
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Description Laura Pardo 2018-09-25 20:04:15 UTC
An issue was discovered in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31. An invalid memory access exists in _bfd_stab_section_find_nearest_line in syms.c. Attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted ELF file.


References:
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23686

Upstream Patch:
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=30838132997e6a3cfe3ec11c58b32b22f6f6b102

Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-09-25 20:06:51 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1632910]


Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1632909]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1632913]


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