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CVE-2017-16831

Published: 15 November 2017

coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not validate the symbol count, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and application crash, or excessive memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PE file.

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)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
disco Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
eoan Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
focal Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
groovy Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
impish Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
jammy Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
precise Ignored
(end of ESM support, was needs-triage)
trusty Needed

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=6cee897971d4d7cd37d2a686bb6d2aa3e759c8ca