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LIN10-2462 : Security Advisory - binutils - CVE-2017-15996

Created: Nov 9, 2017    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Jun 5, 2018
Found In Version: 10.17.41.1
Fix Version: 10.17.41.8
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux LTS 17
Component/s: Toolchain

Description

elfcomm.c in readelf in GNU Binutils 2.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file that triggers a buffer overflow on fuzzed archive header, related to an uninitialized variable, an improper conditional jump, and the get_archive_member_name, process_archive_index_and_symbols, and setup_archive functions.

See: https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15996

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