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Bug 634196 (CVE-2017-14933) - <sys-devel/binutils-2.30 : denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted ELF file (CVE-2017-14933)
Summary: <sys-devel/binutils-2.30 : denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted EL...
Alias: CVE-2017-14933
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: CVE-2018-7208, CVE-2018-7568, CVE-2018-7569, CVE-2018-7570, CVE-2018-7643, CVE-2018-8945 binutils-2.30-stable
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Reported: 2017-10-13 18:40 UTC by Andreas K. Hüttel
Modified: 2018-11-27 02:01 UTC (History)
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Description Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2017-10-13 18:40:26 UTC
Splitting this off into a separate bug.

> CVE-2017-14933
> (
> read_formatted_entries 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 (infinite loop) via a crafted ELF
> file. 
> References:
> h=30d0157a2ad64e64e5ff9fcc0dbe78a3e682f573
> h=33e0a9a056bd23e923b929a4f2ab049ade0b1c32

Patch doesn't trivially apply to 2.29.1. Deferred.
Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2018-04-29 16:25:53 UTC
Fixed in 2.30
Comment 2 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2018-11-27 02:01:38 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201811-17 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).