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CVE-2017-14974

Published: 2 October 2017

The *_get_synthetic_symtab functions in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, mishandle the failure of a certain canonicalization step, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, related to elf32-i386.c and elf64-x86-64.c.

Priority

Low

Cvss 3 Severity Score

5.5

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-4ubuntu1)
bionic Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-4ubuntu1)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-4ubuntu1)
disco Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-4ubuntu1)
eoan Not vulnerable
(2.29.1-4ubuntu1)
trusty Not vulnerable
(code not present)
upstream
Released (2.29.1-2)
xenial Not vulnerable
(code not present)
zesty Ignored
(end of life)
Patches:
upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=e70c19e3a4c26e9c1ebf0c9170d105039b56d7cf

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 5.5
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact None
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H