CVE-2018-6872

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Description

The elf_parse_notes function in elf.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and segmentation violation) via a note with a large alignment.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00072.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-11/msg00008.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/103103

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

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22788

https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=ef135d4314fd4c2d7da66b9d7b59af4a85b0f7e6

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-02-09

Updated: 2019-10-31

Type: CWE-125

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:2.30:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (16 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
130576openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2019-2432)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
130420openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2019-2415)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
130340SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2019:2780-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
130257SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : binutils (SUSE-SU-2019:2779-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
123342openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2019-808)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
121960Photon OS 2.0: Binutils PHSA-2018-2.0-0064NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
121852Photon OS 1.0: Binutils PHSA-2018-1.0-0154NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
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
111951Photon OS 2.0: Binutils / Glibc PHSA-2018-2.0-0064 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical
111938Photon OS 1.0: Apache / Binutils PHSA-2018-1.0-0154 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
critical