CVE-2017-15022

Source
Severity Medium
Remote Yes
Type Denial of service
Description
dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, does not validate the DW_AT_name data type, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (bfd_hash_hash NULL pointer dereference, or out-of-bounds access, and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, related to scan_unit_for_symbols and parse_comp_unit.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-435 binutils 2.29.1-3 2.30-1 High Fixed
References
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/03/binutils-null-pointer-dereference-in-bfd_hash_hash-hash-c/
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22201
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=11855d8a1f11b102a702ab76e95b22082cccf2f8