ArchLinux: 201901-3: elfutils: denial of service

    Date08 Jan 2019
    CategoryArchLinux
    659
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The package elfutils before version 0.175-1 is vulnerable to denial of service.
    Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201901-3
    =========================================
    
    Severity: Medium
    Date    : 2019-01-08
    CVE-ID  : CVE-2018-18310 CVE-2018-18520 CVE-2018-18521
    Package : elfutils
    Type    : denial of service
    Remote  : Yes
    Link    : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-785
    
    Summary
    =======
    
    The package elfutils before version 0.175-1 is vulnerable to denial of
    service.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Upgrade to 0.175-1.
    
    # pacman -Syu "elfutils>=0.175-1"
    
    The problems have been fixed upstream in version 0.175.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    None.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    - CVE-2018-18310 (denial of service)
    
    An invalid memory address dereference was discovered in
    dwfl_segment_report_module.c in libdwfl in elfutils through v0.174. The
    vulnerability allows attackers to cause a denial of service
    (application crash) with a crafted ELF file.
    
    - CVE-2018-18520 (denial of service)
    
    An Invalid Memory Address Dereference exists in the function elf_end in
    libelf in elfutils through v0.174. Although eu-size is intended to
    support ar files inside ar files, handle_ar in size.c closes the outer
    ar file before handling all inner entries. The vulnerability allows
    attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) with a
    crafted ELF file.
    
    - CVE-2018-18521 (denial of service)
    
    Divide-by-zero vulnerabilities in the function arlib_add_symbols() in
    arlib.c in elfutils 0.174 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of
    service (application crash) with a crafted ELF file, as demonstrated by
    eu-ranlib, because a zero sh_entsize is mishandled.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    An attacker can crash an application using one of the elfutils
    libraries to parse files via a crafted ELF file.
    
    References
    ==========
    
    https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23752
    https://sourceware.org/ml/elfutils-devel/2018-q4/msg00022.html
    https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23787
    https://sourceware.org/ml/elfutils-devel/2018-q4/msg00057.html
    https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23786
    https://sourceware.org/ml/elfutils-devel/2018-q4/msg00055.html
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2018-18310
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2018-18520
    https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2018-18521
    
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