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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
Description Last Modified:  10/27/2017
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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.securityfocus.com/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
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-01
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22205 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=a54018b72d75abf2e74bf36016702da06399c1d9 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • NULL Pointer Dereference (CWE-476)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-15939
NVD Published Date:
10/27/2017
NVD Last Modified:
01/08/2018