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Vulnerability of libbfd: out-of-bounds memory reading via coff_pointerize_aux

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via coff_pointerize_aux() of libbfd, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
Vulnerable products: openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SIMATIC, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Creation date: 17/10/2018.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2018-7208, openSUSE-SU-2018:3223-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:3323-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2415-1, openSUSE-SU-2019:2432-1, RHSA-2018:3032-01, SSB-439005, SUSE-SU-2018:3170-1, SUSE-SU-2018:3170-2, SUSE-SU-2018:3207-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-27528.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a read at an invalid address via coff_pointerize_aux() of libbfd, in order to trigger a denial of service, or to obtain sensitive information.
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This weakness alert impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SIMATIC, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability note is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

openSUSE Leap 15.0: new binutils packages (23/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: binutils 2.31-lp150.5.3.1

openSUSE Leap 15.0: new binutils packages (31/10/2019).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: binutils 2.32-lp150.10.1

openSUSE Leap 15.1: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.1: binutils 2.32-lp151.3.3.1

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: binutils 2.31-19.1

RHEL 7: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7: binutils 2.27-34.base.el7

SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU 1518: workaround for GNU/Linux Vulnerabilities.
A workaround is indicated in the information source.

SUSE LE 12: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 RTM: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP1: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP2: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: binutils 2.31-9.26.1

SUSE LE 15: new binutils packages (17/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: binutils 2.31-6.3.1

SUSE LE 15: new binutils packages (29/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: binutils 2.31-6.3.1

Wind River Linux: solution (17/04/2018).
The solution is indicated in information sources.
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