CVE-2017-12458

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2017-07-26
CWE:
CWE-125
Bugzilla:
1483602: CVE-2017-12458 binutils: out of bounds heap read in nlm_swap_auxiliary_headers_in function

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The nlm_swap_auxiliary_headers_in function in bfd/nlmcode.h 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 read via a crafted nlm file.

Find out more about CVE-2017-12458 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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