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CVE-2017-15938 Detail

Current Description

dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, miscalculates DW_FORM_ref_addr die refs in the case of a relocatable object file, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (find_abstract_instance_name invalid memory read, segmentation fault, and application crash).

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101610
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/24/binutils-invalid-memory-read-in-find_abstract_instance_name-dwarf2-c/ Patch Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-01
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22209 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=1b86808a86077722ee4f42ff97f836b12420bb2a Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer 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-2017-15938
NVD Published Date:
10/27/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/08/2018