Vulnerability Name:

CVE-2017-16829

Assigned:2017-11-15
Published:2017-11-15
Updated:2017-11-30
Summary:The _bfd_elf_parse_gnu_properties function in elf-properties.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not prevent negative pointers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.
CVSS v3 Severity:7.8 High (CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
6.8 Medium (Temporal CVSS v3 Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/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): High
Integrity (I): High
Availibility (A): High
5.5 Medium (CCN 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 (CCN 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
CVSS v2 Severity:6.8 Medium (CVSS v2 Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availibility (A): Partial
6.8 Medium (CCN CVSS v2 Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Athentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availibility (A): Partial
Vulnerability Type:CWE-125
References:Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
gnubinutils-cve201716829-dos(134958)

Source: CONFIRM
Type: PATCH
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22307

Source: CONFIRM
Type: PATCH
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=cf54ebff3b7361989712fd9c0128a9b255578163

Vulnerable Configuration:Configuration 1:
  • cpe:/a:gnu:binutils:2.29.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Configuration CCN 1:
  • cpe:/a:gnu:binutils:2.29.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • Denotes that component is vulnerable
    Oval Definitions
    Definition IDClassTitleLast Modified
    oval:com.ubuntu.trusty:def:201716829000
    V
    CVE-2017-16829 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty) - low.
    2017-11-15
    oval:com.ubuntu.xenial:def:201716829000
    V
    CVE-2017-16829 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (xenial) - low.
    2017-11-15
    BACK
    gnu binutils 2.29.1