CVE-2017-8395

Priority
Low
Description
The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in
GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to an invalid write of size 8 because of
missing a malloc() return-value check to see if memory had actually been
allocated in the _bfd_generic_get_section_contents function. This
vulnerability causes programs that conduct an analysis of binary programs
using the libbfd library, such as objcopy, to crash.
References
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark):needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):needs-triage
Ubuntu Core 15.04:DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needs-triage
Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus):needs-triage
Patches:
Upstream:https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commitdiff;h=e63d123268f23a4cbc45ee55fb6dbc7d84729da3
More Information

Updated: 2017-08-11 23:26:52 UTC (commit 13081)