VDB-125311 · CVE-2018-18310 · BID 98609

elfutils up to 0.174 libdwfl dwfl_segment_report_module.c memory corruption

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A vulnerability has been found in elfutils up to 0.174 and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code of the file dwfl_segment_report_module.c of the component libdwfl. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-119. As an impact it is known to affect availability.

The bug was discovered 10/14/2018. The weakness was released 10/15/2018 by Agostino Sarubbo with Gentoo (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at sourceware.org. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-18310 since 10/14/2018. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 120790 (Fedora 28 : elfutils (2018-cb25ae4b94)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 176681 (Debian Security Update for elfutils (DLA 1689-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 months after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (120790). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 99467, 99469, 99470 and 99471.



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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 120790
Nessus Name: Fedora 28 : elfutils (2018-cb25ae4b94)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: sourceware.org


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Advisory: sourceware.org
Researcher: Agostino Sarubbo
Organization: Gentoo
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2018-18310 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 98609 - elfutils CVE-2017-7608 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 10/15/2018 03:42 PM
Updated: 04/02/2020 11:11 AM
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