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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-0172

Integer overflow in the check_section function in dwarf_begin_elf.c in the libdw library, as used in elfutils 0.153 and possibly through 0.158 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a malformed compressed debug section in an ELF file, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2014-04-11 Last Update Date : 2017-06-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHEA-2015:0369: elfutils bug fix and enhancement update (None) oval:com.redhat.rhea:def:20150369 unix
USN-2188-1 -- elfutils vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24740 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2014-0172

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.153 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.154 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.155 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.156 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.157 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Elfutils Project Elfutils 0.158 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Elfutils Project Elfutils 6

- References For CVE-2014-0172
BID 66714 Elfutils libdw 'check_section()' Function Remote Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2014-05-21
MLIST [oss-security] 20140409 Heap-based buffer overflow in libdw/elfutils (CVE-2014-0172)
MLIST [elfutils-devel] 20140409 [PATCH] CVE-2014-0172 Check for overflow before calling malloc to uncompress data.
GENTOO GLSA-201612-32

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-0172

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