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FreeBSD -- Improper ELF header parsing

Affected packages
11.2 <= FreeBSD-kernel < 11.2_3
11.1 <= FreeBSD-kernel < 11.1_14
10.4 <= FreeBSD-kernel < 10.4_12


VuXML ID a67c122a-b693-11e8-ac58-a4badb2f4699
Discovery 2018-09-12
Entry 2018-09-12

Problem Description:

Insufficient validation was performed in the ELF header parser, and malformed or otherwise invalid ELF binaries were not rejected as they should be.


Execution of a malicious ELF binary may result in a kernel crash or may disclose kernel memory.


CVE Name CVE-2018-6924
FreeBSD Advisory SA-18:12.elf