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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-8421: Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2017-8421: Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
05/02/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The function coff_set_alignment_hook in coffcode.h in Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, has a memory leak vulnerability which can cause memory exhaustion in objdump via a crafted PE file. Additional validation in dump_relocs_in_section in objdump.c can resolve this.

Solution(s)

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

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