The _bfd_elf_parse_gnu_properties function in elf-properties.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.29.1, does not prevent negative pointers, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted ELF file.
Published 2017-11-15 08:29:00
Updated 2018-11-27 11:29:02
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-16829

0.43%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 74 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-16829

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-2017-16829

  • The product reads data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-16829

Products affected by CVE-2017-16829

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