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CVE-2017-12449

Published: 4 August 2017

The _bfd_vms_save_sized_string function in vms-misc.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted vms file.

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;a=patch;h=8bdf0be19d2777565a8b1c88347f65d6a4b8c5fc
other: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=patch;h=796337aa8ba0aa0397c07c264f82fe8eb9fd46e0 (v2.29)