CVE-2017-16829

MEDIUM

Description

The _bfd_elf_parse_gnu_properties function in elf-properties.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not prevent negative pointers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.

References

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-17

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22307

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=cf54ebff3b7361989712fd9c0128a9b255578163

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-11-15

Updated: 2018-11-27

Type: CWE-125

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

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:2.29.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (11 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
123342openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2019-808)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
121791Photon OS 2.0: Binutils PHSA-2017-2.0-0008NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
medium
120133SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3170-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
120132SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3170-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
119162GLSA-201811-17 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
medium
118337openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2018-1222)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
medium
118303SUSE SLES12 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3207-2)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
118220openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2018-1198)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
118199SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2018:3207-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
111906Photon OS 2.0: Binutils / Linux / Wget PHSA-2017-2.0-0008 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
medium
111901Photon OS 1.0: Binutils / Glibc / Linux / Mongodb / Openssh / Procmail / Python2 / Rsync PHSA-2017-0052 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical