Vulnerability Name:

CVE-2017-14940

Assigned:2017-09-29
Published:2017-09-29
Updated:2017-10-03
Summary:scan_unit_for_symbols in dwarf2.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 (NULL pointer dereference 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)
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
3.7 Low (CCN CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): High
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
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
Vulnerability Type:CWE-476
References:Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
https://blogs.gentoo.org/ago/2017/09/26/binutils-null-pointer-dereference-in-scan_unit_for_symbols-dwarf2-c/

Source: MISC
Type: VENDOR_ADVISORY
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=0d76029f92182c3682d8be2c833d45bc9a2068fe

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:201714940000
    V
    CVE-2017-14940 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) - low.
    2017-09-29
    oval:com.ubuntu.xenial:def:201714940000
    V
    CVE-2017-14940 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (xenial) - low.
    2017-09-29
    BACK
    gnu binutils 2.29