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CVE-2017-15996

Published: 29 October 2017

elfcomm.c in readelf in GNU Binutils 2.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file that triggers a "buffer overflow on fuzzed archive header," related to an uninitialized variable, an improper conditional jump, and the get_archive_member_name, process_archive_index_and_symbols, and setup_archive functions.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
bionic Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(2.31.1-6ubuntu1.1)
disco Not vulnerable
(2.32-7ubuntu4)
eoan Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
focal Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
groovy Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
impish Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
precise Ignored
(end of ESM support, was needs-triage)
trusty Needs triage

upstream
Released (2.29.90.20180122-1)
xenial
Released (2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm1)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Patches:
upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=d91f0b20e561e326ee91a09a76206257bde8438b