CVE-2017-8395

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Description

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, is vulnerable to an invalid write of size 8 because of missing a malloc() return-value check to see if memory had actually been allocated in the _bfd_generic_get_section_contents function. This vulnerability causes programs that conduct an analysis of binary programs using the libbfd library, such as objcopy, to crash.

References

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-02

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21431

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-05-01

Updated: 2017-09-19

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:gnu:binutils:2.28:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (9 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
132275EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2558)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
131604EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2450)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
128943EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1940)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
128091EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1799)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
105225openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2017-1330)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
104968SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2017:3170-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
103270GLSA-201709-02 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical