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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-15996: Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-15996: Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
10/29/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
01/08/2018
Modified
01/08/2018

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.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-devel-binutils

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