CVE-2018-10535

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2018-04-24
CWE:
CWE-476
Bugzilla:
1574697: CVE-2018-10535 binutils: NULL pointer dereference in elf.c

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ignore_section_sym function in elf.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, does not validate the output_section pointer in the case of a symtab entry with a "SECTION" type that has a "0" value, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and application crash) via a crafted file, as demonstrated by objcopy.

Find out more about CVE-2018-10535 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 2.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (binutils) RHSA-2018:3032 2018-10-30
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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