Denial of service in GNU Binutils



Published: 2022-12-05
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-38533
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU69913

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-38533

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the bfd_getl32() function. A remote attacker can trick the victim to process a specially crafted file, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and crash the application.

Mitigation

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Gnu: 2.0 - 2.12.23


CPE2.3 External links

http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=29482
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=29482#c2
http://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20221104-0007/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/6AKZ2DTS3ATVN5PANNVLKLE5OP4OF25Q/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/7MTEHT3G6YKJ7F7MSGWYSI4UM3XBAYXZ/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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