CVE-2017-15022

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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

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

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

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:gnu:binutils:2.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (8 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
134494EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2020-1205)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
132275EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2558)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
131604EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2450)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
130838EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2129)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
121805Photon OS 1.0: Binutils PHSA-2018-1.0-0104NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
medium
111916Photon OS 1.0: Binutils PHSA-2018-1.0-0104 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
medium