Debian Security Advisory
DLA-669-1 dwarfutils -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 19 Oct 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-8538, CVE-2015-8750, CVE-2016-2050, CVE-2016-2091, CVE-2016-5034, CVE-2016-5036, CVE-2016-5038, CVE-2016-5039, CVE-2016-5042.
- More information:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in dwarfutils, a tool and library for reading/consuming and writing/producing DWARF debugging information. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:
A specially crafted ELF file can cause a segmentation fault.
A specially crafted ELF file can cause a NULL pointer dereference.
A specially crafted DWARF section can cause an infinite loop, reading from increasing memory addresses until the application crashes.
For Debian 7
Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 20120410-2+deb7u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your dwarfutils packages.
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