VDB-101466 · CVE-2017-9052 · BID 98553

libdwarf 2017-03-21 dwarf_formsdata out-of-bounds read

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in libdwarf 2017-03-21 (Programming Tool Software). Affected is the function dwarf_formsdata. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-125. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

An issue, also known as DW201703-006, was discovered in libdwarf 2017-03-21. A heap-based buffer over-read in dwarf_formsdata() is due to a failure to check a pointer for being in bounds (in a few places in this function) and a failure in a check in dwarf_attr_list().

The bug was discovered 03/20/2017. The weakness was released 05/18/2017 by Marcel Bohme and Van-Thuan Pham (Website). The advisory is available at securityfocus.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2017-9052 since 05/18/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Technical details are known, but there is no available exploit. The structure of the vulnerability defines a possible price range of USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 12/25/2020).

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 59 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 101469, 101468 and 101467.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.5

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 7.3
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NVD Base Score: 9.8
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Class: Information disclosure
CWE: CWE-125
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined
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Recommended: no mitigation known
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03/20/2017 🔍
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05/18/2017 +58 days 🔍
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12/25/2020 +1317 days 🔍


Advisory: securityfocus.com [404 Not Found]
Researcher: Marcel Bohme/Van-Thuan Pham
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-9052 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 98553 - Libdwarf CVE-2017-9052 Local Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-9052 - Libdwarf Project - Libdwarf - High

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Created: 05/18/2017 04:41 PM
Updated: 12/25/2020 06:49 AM
Changes: (3) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore advisory_person_name exploit_price_0day
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