CVE-2018-7208

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2018-01-24
CWE:
CWE-20
Bugzilla:
1546622: CVE-2018-7208 binutils: Improper bounds check in coffgen.c:coff_pointerize_aux() allows for denial of service when parsing a crafted COFF file

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

In the coff_pointerize_aux function in coffgen.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.30, an index is not validated, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted file, as demonstrated by objcopy of a COFF object.

Find out more about CVE-2018-7208 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 3.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
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 binutils Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 binutils Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 binutils220 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 binutils Will not fix
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