Bug 1542275 (CVE-2018-6543) - CVE-2018-6543 binutils: integer overflow in load_specific_debug_section function in objdump.c
Summary: CVE-2018-6543 binutils: integer overflow in load_specific_debug_section func...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2018-6543
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1542276
Blocks: 1542280
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Reported: 2018-02-06 00:15 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2021-02-17 00:51 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-02-21 10:22:41 UTC


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Description Laura Pardo 2018-02-06 00:15:31 UTC
A flaw was found in GNU Binutils 2.30, there's an integer overflow in the function load_specific_debug_section() in objdump.c, which results in `malloc()` with 0 size. A crafted ELF file allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact. 

References: 
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22769

Patch:
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=f2023ce7e8d70b0155cc6206c901e185260918f0

Comment 1 Laura Pardo 2018-02-06 00:15:54 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1542276]

Comment 3 Stefan Cornelius 2018-02-21 10:16:30 UTC
Statement:

This issue did not affect the versions of binutils as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, and 7.


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