CVE-2017-12457

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2017-07-26
CWE:
CWE-476
Bugzilla:
1483601: CVE-2017-12457 binutils: NULL pointer dereference in bfd_make_section_with_flags function

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2017-12457 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 3.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 binutils Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 binutils Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 binutils Will not fix
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