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CVE-2017-14940 Detail

Current Description

scan_unit_for_symbols in dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted ELF file.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/09/26/binutils-null-pointer-dereference-in-scan_unit_for_symbols-dwarf2-c/ Patch Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22166 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=0d76029f92182c3682d8be2c833d45bc9a2068fe Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gnu:binutils:2.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-14940
NVD Published Date:
09/29/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/03/2017