Upstream information

CVE-2017-17080 at MITRE

Description

elf.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not validate sizes of core notes, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (bfd_getl32 heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) via a crafted object file, related to elfcore_grok_netbsd_procinfo, elfcore_grok_openbsd_procinfo, and elfcore_grok_nto_status.

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 4.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.5
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
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: 1070764 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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
Magnum Orchestration binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 LTSS binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 LTSS binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 SP4 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4 binutils Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3 binutils Ignore