CVE-2017-16831

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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

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

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 (15 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
151919Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : GNU binutils vulnerabilities (USN-4336-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
124934EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.1.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1431)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
123342openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2019-808)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
121791Photon OS 2.0: Binutils PHSA-2017-2.0-0008NessusPhotonOS 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
119162GLSA-201811-17 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo 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
111906Photon OS 2.0: Binutils / Linux / Wget PHSA-2017-2.0-0008 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
111901Photon OS 1.0: Binutils / Glibc / Linux / Mongodb / Openssh / Procmail / Python2 / Rsync PHSA-2017-0052 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
105320EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2017-1339)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
105319EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2017-1338)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high