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The getsym function in tekhex.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a malformed tekhex binary.

Priority: Medium
CVSS v3: 6.5
Component: binutils
Publish Date: Aug 19, 2017
Related ID: --
CVSS v2: Medium
Modified Date: Aug 21, 2017

Find out more about CVE-2017-12967 from the MITRE-CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

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Product Name Status Defect Fixed Downloads
Wind River Linux LTS 17 Fixed -- --
Wind River Linux 8 Fixed LIN8-7530 --
Wind River Linux 9 Fixed LIN9-5159 --
Wind River Linux 7 Fixed -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 21 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 18 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 19 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux CD release Not Vulnerable -- -- --
VxWorks 7 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
VxWorks 6.9 Not Vulnerable -- -- --

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