Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling Affecting binutils package, versions *


low

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    User Interaction Required
    Availability High
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NVD
5.5 medium
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Red Hat
3.3 low

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-DEBIAN11-BINUTILS-523191
  • published 28 Aug 2017
  • disclosed 28 Aug 2017

How to fix?

There is no fixed version for Debian:11 binutils.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream binutils package and not the binutils package as distributed by Debian:11. See How to fix? for Debian:11 relevant fixed versions and status.

The C++ symbol demangler routine in cplus-dem.c in libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation and application crash) via a crafted file, as demonstrated by a call from the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd).