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Bug 1441625 (CVE-2017-7609)

Summary: CVE-2017-7609 elfutils: Memory allocation failure in elf_compress.c
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: aoliva, drepper, fche, jakub, kanderso, mcermak, me, mjw, mjw, mnewsome, ohudlick, roland
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Description Andrej Nemec 2017-04-12 11:18:04 UTC
elf_compress.c in elfutils does not validate the zlib compression factor, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted ELF file.

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Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2017-04-12 11:26:22 UTC
Created elfutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1441630]