CVE-2017-9778

Current Description

GNU Debugger (GDB) 8.0 and earlier fails to detect a negative length field in a DWARF section. A malformed section in an ELF binary or a core file can cause GDB to repeatedly allocate memory until a process limit is reached. This can, for example, impede efforts to analyze malware with GDB.

Basic Data

PublishedJune 21, 2017
Last ModifiedOctober 03, 2019
Assignercve@mitre.org
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeCWE-20
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorNETWORK
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityMEDIUM
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score4.3
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score8.6
Impact Score2.9
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:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 3 - Attack VectorLOCAL
CVSS 3 - Attack ComplexityLOW
CVSS 3 - Privileges RequiredNONE
CVSS 3 - User InteractionREQUIRED
CVSS 3 - ScopeUNCHANGED
CVSS 3 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 3 - Integrity ImpactNONE
CVSS 3 - Availability ImpactHIGH
CVSS 3 - Base Score5.5
CVSS 3 - Base SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score1.8
Base SeverityMEDIUM

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3ApplicationGnuGdb********8.0

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Gnu Gdb *

References

NameSourceURLTags
99244http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/99244BIDThird Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21600https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=21600CONFIRMIssue Tracking Third Party Advisory