GNU binutils 2.29 libbfd elf32-i386.c File Descriptor integer overflow

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in GNU binutils 2.29 (Programming Tool Software). This affects an unknown function of the file elf32-i386.c of the component libbfd. The manipulation as part of a File Descriptor leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-190. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 09/18/2017. The weakness was presented 09/26/2017 as Bug 22148 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at sourceware.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-14745 since 09/26/2017. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 8 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 105225 (openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2017-1330)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 170509 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for binutils (SUSE-SU-2017:3170-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 3 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (105225). See 98231, 98373, 99063 and 99064 for similar entries.

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-190
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Nessus ID: 105225
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : binutils (openSUSE-2017-1330)
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Vendor: https://www.gnu.org/

Advisory: Bug 22148
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CVE: CVE-2017-14745 (🔍)
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Created: 09/27/2017 08:51 AM
Updated: 11/20/2019 07:03 AM
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