VDB-130696 · CVE-2019-7664 · Qualys 277651

elfutils 0.175 libelf/note_xlate.h elf_cvt_note memory corruption

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A vulnerability was found in elfutils 0.175. It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects the function elf_cvt_note of the file libelf/note_xlate.h. 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. CVE summarizes:

In elfutils 0.175, a negative-sized memcpy is attempted in elf_cvt_note in libelf/note_xlate.h because of an incorrect overflow check. Crafted elf input causes a segmentation fault, leading to denial of service (program crash).

The bug was discovered 02/10/2019. The weakness was released 02/09/2019 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at access.redhat.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2019-7664 since 02/09/2019. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277651 (Fedora Security Update for elfutils (FEDORA-2019-44a9d99647)).

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 130298, 130300, 130301 and 130302.



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

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Advisory: access.redhat.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2019-7664 (🔍)
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Created: 02/10/2019 10:20 AM
Updated: 05/09/2020 03:27 PM
Changes: (2) vulnerability_discoverydate advisory_url
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