CVE-2017-15020

HIGH
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Description

dwarf1.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, mishandles pointers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file, related to parse_die and parse_line_table, as demonstrated by a parse_die heap-based buffer over-read.

References

https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/03/binutils-heap-based-buffer-overflow-in-parse_die-dwarf1-c/

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22202

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=1da5c9a485f3dcac4c45e96ef4b7dae5948314b5

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-10-05

Updated: 2019-10-03

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (4 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
124934EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1431)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
111887Photon OS 1.0: Binutils / C / Dnsmasq / Git / Gnutls / Krb5 / Linux / Mercurial / Mesos / Nginx PHSA-2017-0038 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
104332EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2017-1279)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
104331EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2017-1278)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high