CVE-2017-15022

MEDIUM

Description

dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, does not validate the DW_AT_name data type, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (bfd_hash_hash NULL pointer dereference, or out-of-bounds access, and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, related to scan_unit_for_symbols and parse_comp_unit.

References

https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/03/binutils-null-pointer-dereference-in-bfd_hash_hash-hash-c/

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22201

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=11855d8a1f11b102a702ab76e95b22082cccf2f8

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-10-05

Updated: 2017-10-11

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM