Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2017-15996

Published: October 29, 2017Last modified: November 9, 2023

Description

elfcomm.c in readelf in GNU Binutils 2.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file that triggers a "buffer overflow on fuzzed archive header," related to an uninitialized variable, an improper conditional jump, and the get_archive_member_name, process_archive_index_and_symbols, and setup_archive functions.

Severity score breakdown

ParameterValue
Base score7.8
Attack VectorLOCAL
Attack complexityLOW
Privileges requiredNONE
User interactionREQUIRED
ScopeUNCHANGED
ConfidentialityHIGH
Integrity impactHIGH
Availability impactHIGH
VectorCVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSbinutilsNot affected (2.39-r2)
StreambinutilsNot affected (2.41-r0)

References

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