CVE-2017-12455

high
New! CVE Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for CVEs has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. CVEs that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Description

The evax_bfd_print_emh function in vms-alpha.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap read via a crafted vms alpha file.

References

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21840

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-08-04

Updated: 2017-08-07

Type: CWE-125

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:gnu:binutils:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.29 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (3 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
151919Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : GNU binutils vulnerabilities (USN-4336-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
131604EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2450)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
123469Amazon Linux 2 : binutils (ALAS-2019-1185)NessusAmazon Linux Local Security Checks
high