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CVE-2017-8395

Published: 1 May 2017

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to an invalid write of size 8 because of missing a malloc() return-value check to see if memory had actually been allocated in the _bfd_generic_get_section_contents function. This vulnerability causes programs that conduct an analysis of binary programs using the libbfd library, such as objcopy, to crash.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

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 (2.28-5)
xenial
Released (2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm1)
yakkety Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
zesty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
Patches:
upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commitdiff;h=e63d123268f23a4cbc45ee55fb6dbc7d84729da3