Bug 1671439 (CVE-2019-7148) - CVE-2019-7148 elfutils: excessive memory allocation in read_long_names in elf_begin.c in libelf
Summary: CVE-2019-7148 elfutils: excessive memory allocation in read_long_names in elf...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2019-7148
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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Blocks: 1671448
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Reported: 2019-01-31 15:29 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2020-02-11 00:18 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-02-22 15:28:42 UTC


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Description Laura Pardo 2019-01-31 15:29:28 UTC
A vulnerability was found in elfutils 0.174. An attempted excessive memory allocation was discovered in the function read_long_names in elf_begin.c in libelf. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service via crafted elf input, which leads to an out-of-memory exception.


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https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=24085

Comment 2 Riccardo Schirone 2019-02-22 15:28:42 UTC
I'm closing this as NOTABUG and I have requested to reject this CVE to MITRE, because the issue is just caused by ASAN, which tries to detect big allocations.


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