Bug 1740469 (CVE-2019-14444) - CVE-2019-14444 binutils: integer overflow in function apply_relocation in readelf.c
Summary: CVE-2019-14444 binutils: integer overflow in function apply_relocation in rea...
Alias: CVE-2019-14444
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: 1740470
Blocks: Embargoed1740473
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Reported: 2019-08-13 04:56 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-02-16 21:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-09-16 18:45:35 UTC

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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-08-13 04:56:04 UTC
A vulnerability was found in apply_relocations in readelf.c in GNU Binutils 2.32 contains an integer overflow that allows attackers to trigger a write access violation (in byte_put_little_endian function in elfcomm.c) via an ELF file, as demonstrated by readelf.


Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-08-13 04:56:28 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1740470]

Comment 4 Marco Benatto 2019-09-16 14:26:23 UTC
This flaw appears to exist only on binutils built for 32-bit systems which is unsupported by Red Hat.

Comment 5 Marco Benatto 2019-09-16 14:46:16 UTC

This flaw appears to affect only binutils version built on 32-bit architectures, which are not supported by any version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Comment 6 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-09-16 18:45:35 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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