CVE-2017-12448

Priority
Description
The bfd_cache_close function in bfd/cache.c in the Binary File Descriptor
(BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and
earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a heap use after free and
possibly achieve code execution via a crafted nested archive file. This
issue occurs because incorrect functions are called during an attempt to
release memory. The issue can be addressed by better input validation in
the bfd_generic_archive_p function in bfd/archive.c.
Notes
Package
Upstream:released (2.29.1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needed
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):not-affected (2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):not-affected (2.29.1-1ubuntu1)
Patches:
Other:https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=909e4e716c4d77e33357bbe9bc902bfaf2e1af24
Other:https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=a541116faa5716d5c1a4bc9d1567855902b89a87 (v2.29
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Updated: 2019-12-05 19:42:06 UTC (commit 0aa5e7c87c8b55d2ec5c7f4ca1179cf75de91961)