CVE-2017-8395

Priority
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.
Notes
Package
Upstream:released (2.28-5)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):needs-triage
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (2.32-7ubuntu4)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan):not-affected (2.32-8ubuntu1)
Patches:
Upstream:https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commitdiff;h=e63d123268f23a4cbc45ee55fb6dbc7d84729da3
More Information

Updated: 2019-10-09 06:41:37 UTC (commit 33aea848a182c0afcd0a3f927a01a7ecd9a061ee)