CVE-2017-15939

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Description

dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, mishandles NULL files in a .debug_line file table, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, related to concat_filename. NOTE: this issue is caused by an incomplete fix for CVE-2017-15023.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101613

https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/24/binutils-null-pointer-dereference-in-concat_filename-dwarf2-c-incomplete-fix-for-cve-2017-15023/

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

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22205

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=a54018b72d75abf2e74bf36016702da06399c1d9

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-10-27

Updated: 2018-01-09

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 (12 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
130838EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2129)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
123342openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2019-808)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
120133SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3170-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
120132SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3170-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
118337openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2018-1222)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
118303SUSE SLES12 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3207-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
118220openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2018-1198)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
118199SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3207-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
105627GLSA-201801-01 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high