Upstream information

CVE-2017-12457 at MITRE


The bfd_make_section_with_flags function in section.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause a NULL dereference via a crafted file.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.8 2.1
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network Local
Access Complexity Medium Low
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial None
Integrity Impact Partial None
Availability Impact Partial Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.8 4
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction Required None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High None
Integrity Impact High None
Availability Impact High Low
CVSSv3 Version 3 3
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1052501 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX], 1059785 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SLED (12) binutils Ignore
SLES (12) binutils Ignore
SLES-LTSS (12) binutils Ignore
SUSE_SLES (11) binutils Ignore
openstack-cloud-magnum-orchestration (7) binutils Ignore
sle-module-basesystem (15) binutils Ignore
sle-module-development-tools (15) binutils Ignore
sle-sdk (11) binutils Ignore
sle-sdk (12) binutils Ignore