CVE-2018-20002

medium
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Description

The _bfd_generic_read_minisymbols function in syms.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31, has a memory leak via a crafted ELF file, leading to a denial of service (memory consumption), as demonstrated by nm.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106142

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-01

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190221-0004/

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23952

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=c2f5dc30afa34696f2da0081c4ac50b958ecb0e9

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K62602089

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-12-10

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-772

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (13 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
151919Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : GNU binutils vulnerabilities (USN-4336-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
141763EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.2.2 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2020-2226)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
137962EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.6.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2020-1743)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
medium
136871EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2020-1593)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
medium
136251EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2020-1548)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
135966Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : GNU binutils vulnerabilities (USN-4336-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
132828EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.5.0 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2020-1074)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
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
130808EulerOS 2.0 SP8 : binutils (EulerOS-SA-2019-2099)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
127559GLSA-201908-01 : Binutils: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
126194Photon OS 1.0: Binutils PHSA-2019-1.0-0237NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
126179Photon OS 2.0: Binutils PHSA-2019-2.0-0164NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
medium