elfutils in Vivid is vulnerable to CVE-2014-9447

Bug #1414206 reported by Tyler Hicks on 2015-01-23
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elfutils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

elfutils 0.160-0ubuntu2 has not been patched for CVE-2014-9447. I've released updates for the stable Ubuntu releases but need a sponsor for uploading to Vivid.

The vulnerability involves crafted ar archives causing a directory traversal attack. Files in the root directory can be written if a process, with write access to the root directory, uses libelf1 to extract a malicious ar archive.

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CVE References

Tyler Hicks (tyhicks) wrote :

I forgot to reference this bug in the changelog of the previously attached debdiff. Here's a debdiff that references this bug.

information type: Public → Public Security
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package elfutils - 0.160-0ubuntu3

elfutils (0.160-0ubuntu3) vivid; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: Directory traversal via crafted ar archive (LP: #1414206)
    - debian/patches/CVE-2014-9447.patch: Prevent root directory traversal
      while extracting ar archives
    - CVE-2014-9447
 -- Tyler Hicks <email address hidden> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:24:20 -0600

Changed in elfutils (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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