CVE-2017-16831

MEDIUM

Description

coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not validate the symbol count, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and application crash, or excessive memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted PE file.

References

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

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22385

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=6cee897971d4d7cd37d2a686bb6d2aa3e759c8ca

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-11-15

Updated: 2018-11-27

Type: CWE-190

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