CVE-2017-8395

Published: 01 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
Upstream
Released (2.28-5)
Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) 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 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage

Patches:
Upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commitdiff;h=e63d123268f23a4cbc45ee55fb6dbc7d84729da3