CVE-2017-16827

Published: 15 November 2017

The aout_get_external_symbols function in aoutx.h in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (slurp_symtab invalid free and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.29.90.20180122-1)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needed

Patches:
Upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=0301ce1486b1450f219202677f30d0fa97335419