Your submission was sent successfully! Close

CVE-2017-12448

Published: 4 August 2017

The bfd_cache_close function in bfd/cache.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a heap use after free and possibly achieve code execution via a crafted nested archive file. This issue occurs because incorrect functions are called during an attempt to release memory. The issue can be addressed by better input validation in the bfd_generic_archive_p function in bfd/archive.c.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
bionic Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
disco Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
eoan Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
focal Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
groovy Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
impish Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
precise Ignored
(end of ESM support, was needed)
trusty Needed

upstream
Released (2.29.1)
xenial
Released (2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm1)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Patches:
other: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=909e4e716c4d77e33357bbe9bc902bfaf2e1af24
other: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=a541116faa5716d5c1a4bc9d1567855902b89a87 (v2.29