Bug 1632914 (CVE-2018-17359) - CVE-2018-17359 binutils: invalid memory access in bfd_zalloc in opncls.c
Summary: CVE-2018-17359 binutils: invalid memory access in bfd_zalloc in opncls.c
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1632908
Alias: CVE-2018-17359
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: 1632909 1632910 1632911 1632912 1632913 1632915 1632916 1632917 1632918 1632919
Blocks: 1632928
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Reported: 2018-09-25 20:09 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2021-02-16 23:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-03-27 18:40:15 UTC

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Description Laura Pardo 2018-09-25 20:09:43 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_zalloc in opncls.c. Attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted ELF file.


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Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-09-25 20:11:00 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1632916]

Created mingw-binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1632915]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1632919]

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2020-03-27 18:40:15 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1632908 ***

Comment 4 Doran Moppert 2020-06-17 04:14:40 UTC

This flaw was found to be a duplicate of $DUP. Please see https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/$DUP for information about affected products and security errata.

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