Vulnerability Name:

CVE-2017-14938

Assigned:2017-09-29
Published:2017-09-29
Updated:2017-10-11
Summary:_bfd_elf_slurp_version_tables in elf.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 (excessive memory allocation and application crash) via a crafted ELF file.
CVSS v3 Severity:5.5 Medium (CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
4.8 Medium (Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): High
3.3 Low (CCN CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)
2.9 Low (CCN Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): Low
CVSS v2 Severity:4.3 Medium (CVSS v2 Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): Partial
4.3 Medium (CCN CVSS v2 Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Athentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availibility (A): Partial
Vulnerability Type:CWE-399
References:Source: BID
Type: UNKNOWN
101212

Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/09/26/binutils-memory-allocation-failure-in-_bfd_elf_slurp_version_tables-elf-c/

Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
gnu-binutils-cve201714938-dos(133000)

Source: MISC
Type: PATCH
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22166

Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=bd61e135492ecf624880e6b78e5fcde3c9716df6

Vulnerable Configuration:Configuration 1:
  • cpe:/a:gnu:binutils:2.29:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Denotes that component is vulnerable
    Oval Definitions
    Definition IDClassTitleLast Modified
    oval:com.ubuntu.trusty:def:201714938000
    V
    CVE-2017-14938 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) - low.
    2017-09-29
    oval:com.ubuntu.xenial:def:201714938000
    V
    CVE-2017-14938 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (xenial) - low.
    2017-09-29
    BACK
    gnu binutils 2.29