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Published: 30 March 2015

readelf.c in file before 5.22, as used in the Fileinfo component in PHP before 5.4.37, 5.5.x before 5.5.21, and 5.6.x before 5.6.5, does not consider that pread calls sometimes read only a subset of the available data, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (uninitialized memory access) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.


readelf.c not used in php5
readelf.c does not use pread() in Precise or Lucid but it looks like
short read()'s are still a problem




Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
bionic Not vulnerable
cosmic Not vulnerable
disco Not vulnerable
eoan Not vulnerable
focal Not vulnerable
groovy Not vulnerable
hirsute Not vulnerable
lucid Ignored
(end of life)
precise Ignored
(end of life)
Released (1:5.14-2ubuntu3.4)
upstream Needed

utopic Ignored
(end of life)
vivid Ignored
(end of life)
wily Not vulnerable
xenial Not vulnerable
yakkety Not vulnerable
zesty Not vulnerable
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable

precise Not vulnerable

trusty Not vulnerable

upstream Not vulnerable

utopic Not vulnerable

vivid Not vulnerable

wily Not vulnerable

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist