CVE-2017-17124

Source
Severity High
Remote Yes
Type Arbitrary code execution
Description
The _bfd_coff_read_string_table function in coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not properly validate the size of the external string table, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption, or heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted COFF binary.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-538 binutils 2.29.1-3 High Vulnerable
References
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22507
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=b0029dce6867de1a2828293177b0e030d2f0f03c