CVE-2017-9040

medium
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Description

GNU Binutils 2017-04-03 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash), related to the process_mips_specific function in readelf.c, via a crafted ELF file that triggers a large memory-allocation attempt.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98579

https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/05/12/binutils-multiple-crashes/

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

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=7296a62a2a237f6b1ad8db8c38b090e9f592c8cf

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-05-18

Updated: 2017-09-19

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.3

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM

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
129234EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2041)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
128943EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1940)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
128888EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-1836)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
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