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1483582: CVE-2017-12450 binutils: out of bounds heap write in alpha_vms_object_p function

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The alpha_vms_object_p function in bfd/vms-alpha.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29 and earlier, allows remote attackers to cause an out of bounds heap write and possibly achieve code execution via a crafted vms alpha file.

Find out more about CVE-2017-12450 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 binutils Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 binutils Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 binutils Not affected
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