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CVE-2014-0172 Detail

Current Description

Integer overflow in the check_section function in dwarf_begin_elf.c in the libdw library, as used in elfutils 0.153 and possibly through 0.158 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a malformed compressed debug section in an ELF file, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2014/q2/54
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/66714
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2188-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1085663
https://lists.fedorahosted.org/pipermail/elfutils-devel/2014-April/003921.html Patch
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-32

Technical Details

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Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:elfutils_project:elfutils:0.153:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elfutils_project:elfutils:0.154:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elfutils_project:elfutils:0.155:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elfutils_project:elfutils:0.156:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elfutils_project:elfutils:0.157:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:elfutils_project:elfutils:0.158:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-0172
NVD Published Date:
04/11/2014
NVD Last Modified:
06/30/2017