CVE-2017-17124

MEDIUM

Description

The _bfd_coff_read_string_table function in coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not properly validate the size of the external string table, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption, or heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted COFF binary.

References

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

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22507

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=b0029dce6867de1a2828293177b0e030d2f0f03c

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-12-04

Updated: 2018-11-27

Type: CWE-119

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