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CVE-2016-10255 Detail

Current Description

The __libelf_set_rawdata_wrlock function in elf_getdata.c in elfutils before 0.168 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted (1) sh_off or (2) sh_size ELF header value, which triggers a memory allocation failure.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  03/23/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/03/22/1 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2016/11/04/elfutils-memory-allocation-failure-in-__libelf_set_rawdata_wrlock-elf_getdata-c/ Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1387584 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://lists.fedorahosted.org/archives/list/elfutils-devel@lists.fedorahosted.org/thread/Q4LE47FPEVRZANMV6JE2NMHYO4H5MHGJ/ Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-10
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3670-1/

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-10255
NVD Published Date:
03/23/2017
NVD Last Modified:
06/06/2018