CVE-2017-17124

Current Description

The _bfd_coff_read_string_table function in coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not properly validate the size of the external string table, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption, or heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted COFF binary.

Basic Data

PublishedDecember 04, 2017
Last ModifiedNovember 27, 2018
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-119
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityMEDIUM
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score6.8
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score8.6
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

CVSS 3 - Version3.0
CVSS 3 - Vector StringCVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 3 - Attack VectorLOCAL
CVSS 3 - Attack ComplexityLOW
CVSS 3 - Privileges RequiredNONE
CVSS 3 - User InteractionREQUIRED
CVSS 3 - ScopeUNCHANGED
CVSS 3 - Confidentiality ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Integrity ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Availability ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Base Score7.8
CVSS 3 - Base SeverityHIGH
Exploitability Score1.8
Base SeverityHIGH

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationGnuBinutils2.29.1*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Gnu Binutils 2.29.1

References

NameSourceURLTags
GLSA-201811-17https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201811-17GENTOO
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22507https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=22507MISCExploit Issue Tracking
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=b0029dce6867de1a2828293177b0e030d2f0f03chttps://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=b0029dce6867de1a2828293177b0e030d2f0f03cMISCPatch