A flaw was found in binutils readelf 2.35 program. An attacker who is able to convince a victim using readelf to read a crafted file could trigger a stack buffer overflow, out-of-bounds write of arbitrary data supplied by the attacker. The highest impact of this flaw is to confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Published 2021-04-29 16:15:10
Updated 2022-11-16 03:23:32
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-20294

0.24%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 62 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-20294

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:3.1/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-2021-20294

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

References for CVE-2021-20294

Products affected by CVE-2021-20294

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