CVE-2017-8393

Published: 01 May 2017

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to a global buffer over-read error because of an assumption made by code that runs for objcopy and strip, that SHT_REL/SHR_RELA sections are always named starting with a .rel/.rela prefix. This vulnerability causes programs that conduct an analysis of binary programs using the libbfd library, such as objcopy and strip, to crash.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.28-5)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage

Patches:
Upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commitdiff;h=bce964aa6c777d236fbd641f2bc7bb931cfe4bf3