Upstream information

CVE-2017-14745 at MITRE

Description

The *_get_synthetic_symtab functions in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, interpret a -1 value as a sorting count instead of an error flag, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file, related to elf32-i386.c and elf64-x86-64.c.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.8
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3

Note from the SUSE Security Team on the binutils package

SUSE considers binutils a developer tool which does not receive untrusted input. Code processed by binutils is being executed in any normal scenario, so security exploits could just inject regular binary code. For this reason we update binutils only around once a year to the current stable version to catch up on features and bugfixes. If you are processing untrusted binary code with binutils we recommend doing so on a seperate system or VM.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1060599 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
Container caasp/v4/openldap:beta1
Image SLES12-SP4-Azure-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-EC2-HVM-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-GCE-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-OCI-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-Azure
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-Azure-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-EC2-HVM
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-EC2-HVM-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-GCE
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-GCE-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-OCI-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-Basic-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-HPC-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-HPC-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-SAP-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-Standard-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-ECS-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-SAP-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-SAP-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-OCI-BYOS-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-OCI-BYOS-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES12-SP5-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS-Production
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-gold >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1971
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1971
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-gold >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1971
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1971
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4
  • binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • binutils-gold >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 GA binutils-2.31-9.26.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4 GA binutils-devel-2.31-9.26.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 6
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0
SUSE Manager Server 4.0
  • binutils >= 2.31-5.31
  • binutils-devel >= 2.31-5.31
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.31-5.31
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1 GA binutils-2.31-5.31
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP1 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.31-5.31
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 7
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1
SUSE Manager Server 4.1
  • binutils >= 2.32-7.8.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.32-7.8.1
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.32-7.8.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP2 GA binutils-2.32-7.8.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.32-7.8.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Storage 7.1
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2
SUSE Manager Server 4.2
  • binutils >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • libctf-nobfd0 >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • libctf0 >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP3 GA binutils-2.35.1-7.18.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP3 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.35.1-7.18.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP4
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.3
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.3
SUSE Manager Server 4.3
  • binutils >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • libctf-nobfd0 >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • libctf0 >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP4 GA binutils-2.37-150100.7.29.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP4 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.37-150100.7.29.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-4.46
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-4.46
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.29.1-4.46
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA binutils-2.29.1-4.46
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.29.1-4.46
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5
  • binutils >= 2.32-9.36.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 GA binutils-2.32-9.36.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1
  • binutils >= 2.31-5.31
  • binutils-devel >= 2.31-5.31
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1 GA binutils-2.31-5.31
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP2
  • binutils >= 2.32-7.8.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.32-7.8.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP2 GA binutils-2.32-7.8.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP3
  • binutils >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • libctf-nobfd0 >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • libctf0 >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP3 GA binutils-2.35.1-7.18.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP4
  • binutils >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • libctf-nobfd0 >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • libctf0 >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP4 GA binutils-2.37-150100.7.29.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-4.46
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-4.46
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA binutils-2.29.1-4.46
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP1
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.31-5.31
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP1 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.31-5.31
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.32-7.8.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.32-7.8.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP3
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP3 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.35.1-7.18.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP4
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP4 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.37-150100.7.29.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.29.1-4.46
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA binutils-devel-32bit-2.29.1-4.46
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-gold >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1971
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-1971
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-gold >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1971
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP3-2017-1971
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • binutils-gold >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 GA binutils-2.31-9.26.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4 GA binutils-devel-2.31-9.26.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
  • binutils >= 2.32-9.36.1
  • binutils-devel >= 2.32-9.36.1
  • binutils-gold >= 2.32-9.36.1
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.32-9.36.1
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.32-9.36.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 GA binutils-2.32-9.36.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP5 GA binutils-devel-2.32-9.36.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12 SP2
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-RPI-12-SP2-2017-1971
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SAP-12-SP1-2017-1971
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4
  • binutils-devel >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • binutils-gold >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.31-9.26.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4 GA binutils-devel-2.31-9.26.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP5
  • binutils-devel >= 2.32-9.36.1
  • binutils-gold >= 2.32-9.36.1
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.32-9.36.1
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.32-9.36.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP5 GA binutils-devel-2.32-9.36.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP2
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-gold >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-1971
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3
  • binutils-devel >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • binutils-gold >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-ppc-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
  • cross-spu-binutils >= 2.29.1-9.20.2
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP3-2017-1971
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • binutils >= 2.29.1-lp150.4.25
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.0 GA binutils-2.29.1-lp150.4.25
openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • binutils >= 2.32-lp152.3.9
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.2 GA binutils-2.32-lp152.3.1
openSUSE Leap 15.3
  • binutils >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • libctf-nobfd0 >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
  • libctf0 >= 2.35.1-7.18.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.3 GA binutils-2.35.1-7.18.1
openSUSE Leap 15.4
  • binutils >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • libctf-nobfd0 >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
  • libctf0 >= 2.37-150100.7.29.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.4 GA binutils-2.37-150100.7.29.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • binutils >= 2.37-1.3
  • binutils-devel >= 2.37-1.3
  • binutils-devel-32bit >= 2.37-1.3
  • binutils-gold >= 2.37-1.3
  • libctf-nobfd0 >= 2.37-1.3
  • libctf0 >= 2.37-1.3
Patchnames:
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA binutils-2.37-1.3


First public cloud image revisions this CVE is fixed in:


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 binutils Released
Magnum Orchestration binutils Released
SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 binutils Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 LTSS binutils Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service Image Server 12 SP2 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS binutils Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 binutils Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS binutils Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 LTSS binutils In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS binutils In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 BCL binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 ESPOS binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 LTSS binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 BCL binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 ESPOS binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 LTSS binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 ESPOS binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 LTSS binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 ESPOS binutils Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 LTSS binutils Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4 binutils Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 binutils Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for the Raspberry Pi 12 SP2 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4 binutils Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP2 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3 binutils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP5 binutils Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 binutils Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 binutils Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 binutils Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 binutils Released
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 binutils Released