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Bug 633988 (CVE-2017-15225) - <sys-devel/binutils-2.29.1-r1 : denial of service via a crafted ELF file in _bfd_dwarf2_cleanup_debug_info in dwarf2.c
Summary: <sys-devel/binutils-2.29.1-r1 : denial of service via a crafted ELF file in _...
Alias: CVE-2017-15225
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-10 23:28 UTC by Aleksandr Wagner (Kivak)
Modified: 2018-01-07 23:12 UTC (History)
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Description Aleksandr Wagner (Kivak) 2017-10-10 23:28:30 UTC
CVE-2017-15225 (

_bfd_dwarf2_cleanup_debug_info in dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory leak) via a crafted ELF file. 

Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel gentoo-dev 2017-10-11 21:04:58 UTC
Patch added to gentoo/binutils-2.29.1 branch
Comment 2 Andreas K. Hüttel gentoo-dev 2017-10-13 18:45:44 UTC
Fixed in 2.29.1-r1
Comment 3 Andreas K. Hüttel gentoo-dev 2017-12-27 22:54:22 UTC
All affected versions are masked. No further cleanup (toolchain package). 

Nothing to do for toolchain here anymore. Please proceed.
Comment 4 D'juan McDonald (domhnall) 2018-01-05 06:42:21 UTC
Added to existing GLSA request.

Gentoo Security Padawan
Comment 5 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2018-01-07 23:12:23 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201801-01 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).