_bfd_elf_slurp_version_tables in elf.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation and application crash) via a crafted ELF file.
Published 2017-09-30 01:29:03
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-14938

0.27%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 67 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-14938

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
8.6
2.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-14938

  • The product allocates a reusable resource or group of resources on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on the size or number of resources that can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-14938

Products affected by CVE-2017-14938

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