CVE-2017-16831

Priority
Description
coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as
distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not validate the symbol count,
which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer
overflow and application crash, or excessive memory allocation) or possibly
have unspecified other impact via a crafted PE file.
Notes
Package
Upstream:released (2.29.90.20180122-1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):needed
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):not-affected (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):not-affected (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04)
Patches:
Upstream:https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=6cee897971d4d7cd37d2a686bb6d2aa3e759c8ca
More Information

Updated: 2019-12-05 19:46:19 UTC (commit 0aa5e7c87c8b55d2ec5c7f4ca1179cf75de91961)