Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

Affecting binutils package, versions *

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Overview

An issue was discovered in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.32. It is an attempted excessive memory allocation in _bfd_elf_slurp_version_tables in elf.c.

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CVSS Score

5.5
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE
CVE-2019-9073
CWE
CWE-770
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-BINUTILS-337980
Disclosed
24 Feb, 2019
Published
24 Feb, 2019