VDB-111905 · CVE-2014-9482 · BID 71839

libdwarf up to 20140805 ELF File use after free

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A vulnerability was found in libdwarf up to 20140805 (Programming Tool Software). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects an unknown part of the component ELF File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-416. Impacted is availability. The summary by CVE is:

Use-after-free vulnerability in dwarfdump in libdwarf 20130126 through 20140805 might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (program crash) via a crafted ELF file.

The bug was discovered 01/03/2015. The weakness was published 01/16/2018 by xiaoqixue_1 (xiaoqixue_1) (Website). The advisory is shared at openwall.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2014-9482 since 01/03/2015. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 1109 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k.

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.8

VulDB Base Score: 5.3
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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NVD Base Score: 6.5
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Status: Not defined
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Recommended: Patch
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Patch: openwall.com


12/31/2014 🔍
01/03/2015 +3 days 🔍
01/03/2015 +0 days 🔍
01/16/2018 +1109 days 🔍
01/16/2018 +0 days 🔍
01/17/2018 +1 days 🔍
01/30/2021 +1109 days 🔍


Advisory: openwall.com
Researcher: xiaoqixue_1 (xiaoqixue_1)
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-9482 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 71839 - Dwarfdump Use After Free Memory Denial of Service Vulnerability


Created: 01/17/2018 07:55 AM
Updated: 01/30/2021 08:27 AM
Changes: (3) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore advisory_person_name exploit_price_0day
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