CVE-2018-13033

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2018-07-01
CWE:
CWE-400
Bugzilla:
1597436: CVE-2018-13033 binutils: Uncontrolled Resource Consumption in execution of nm

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation and application crash) via a crafted ELF file, as demonstrated by _bfd_elf_parse_attributes in elf-attrs.c and bfd_malloc in libbfd.c. This can occur during execution of nm.

Find out more about CVE-2018-13033 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

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 mingw-binutils Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 binutils Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 binutils Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 binutils220 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 binutils Not affected
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