elfcomm.c in readelf in GNU Binutils 2.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (excessive memory allocation) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file that triggers a "buffer overflow on fuzzed archive header," related to an uninitialized variable, an improper conditional jump, and the get_archive_member_name, process_archive_index_and_symbols, and setup_archive functions.
Published 2017-10-29 17:29:00
Updated 2018-01-09 02:29:07
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowDenial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-15996

0.28%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 68 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-15996

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-15996

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-15996

Products affected by CVE-2017-15996

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