CVE-2017-15996

Source
Severity High
Remote No
Type Arbitrary code execution
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.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-435 binutils 2.29.1-3 2.30-1 High Fixed
References
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22361
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=d91f0b20e561e326ee91a09a76206257bde8438b