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LIN5-23939 : Security Advisory - binutils - CVE-2017-15996

Created: Nov 9, 2017    Updated: May 29, 2018
Resolved Date: Dec 3, 2017
Found In Version: 5.0.1.41
Fix Version: 5.0.1.42
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
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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