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CVE-2016-5028 Detail

Current Description

The print_frame_inst_bytes function in libdwarf before 20160923 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via an object file with empty bss-like sections.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  02/17/2017
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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/2016/05/24/1 Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/05/25/1 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://www.prevanders.net/dwarfbug.html Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • NULL Pointer Dereference (CWE-476)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:libdwarf_project:libdwarf:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
20160613


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5028
NVD Published Date:
02/17/2017
NVD Last Modified:
02/22/2017