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CVE-2017-15939 Detail

Current Description

dwarf2.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, mishandles NULL files in a .debug_line file table, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, related to concat_filename. NOTE: this issue is caused by an incomplete fix for CVE-2017-15023.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/27/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-15939
Original release date:
10/27/2017
Last revised:
01/08/2018
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 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 (legend)
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
1.8
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
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 Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101613 External Source BID 101613
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/24/binutils-null-pointer-dereference-in-concat_filename-dwarf2-c-incomplete-fix-for-cve-2017-15023/ Issue Tracking; Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/10/24/binutils-null-pointer-dereference-in-concat_filename-dwarf2-c-incomplete-fix-for-cve-2017-15023/
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-01 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201801-01
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22205 Issue Tracking; Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22205
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=a54018b72d75abf2e74bf36016702da06399c1d9 Issue Tracking; Patch; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=a54018b72d75abf2e74bf36016702da06399c1d9

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • NULL Pointer Dereference (CWE-476)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:a:gnu:binutils:2.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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