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CVE-2017-17124

Published: 4 December 2017

The _bfd_coff_read_string_table function in coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not properly validate the size of the external string table, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption, or heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted COFF binary.

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=b0029dce6867de1a2828293177b0e030d2f0f03c