CVE-2017-9040

Source
Severity Medium
Remote No
Type Denial of service
Description
GNU Binutils 2017-04-03 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash), related to the process_mips_specific function in readelf.c, via a crafted ELF file that triggers a large memory-allocation attempt.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-276 binutils 2.28.0-4 2.29.0-1 High Fixed
References
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commitdiff;h=7296a62a2a237f6b1ad8db8c38b090e9f592c8cf
Notes
Reproducer: https://github.com/asarubbo/poc/blob/master/00272-binutils-memallocfailure
Fixed: 2.29