CVE-2017-12457

Published: 04 August 2017

The bfd_make_section_with_flags function in section.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 NULL dereference via a crafted file.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.29.1)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needed

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