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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-8393: Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-8393: Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/01/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to a global buffer over-read error because of an assumption made by code that runs for objcopy and strip, that SHT_REL/SHR_RELA sections are always named starting with a .rel/.rela prefix. This vulnerability causes programs that conduct an analysis of binary programs using the libbfd library, such as objcopy and strip, to crash.

Solution(s)

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

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