CVE-2017-12799

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Description

The elf_read_notesfunction in bfd/elf.c in GNU Binutils 2.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted binary file.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/100292

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-01

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21933

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-08-10

Updated: 2018-01-09

Type: CWE-119

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:2.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (11 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
151919Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : GNU binutils vulnerabilities (USN-4336-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
135628EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.2.2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2020-1466)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
129234EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2041)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
128943EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1940)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
128888EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1836)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
128091EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1799)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
111887Photon OS 1.0: Binutils / C / Dnsmasq / Git / Gnutls / Krb5 / Linux / Mercurial / Mesos / Nginx PHSA-2017-0038 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
106092SUSE SLES12 Security Update : CaaS Platform 2.0 images (SUSE-SU-2018:0053-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
105627GLSA-201801-01 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
105225openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2017-1330)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
104968SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2017:3170-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical