Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

Affecting binutils package, versions *

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Overview

An issue was discovered in cp-demangle.c in GNU libiberty, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31. There is a stack consumption vulnerability resulting from infinite recursion in the functions d_name(), d_encoding(), and d_local_name() in cp-demangle.c. Remote attackers could leverage this vulnerability to cause a denial-of-service via an ELF file, as demonstrated by nm.

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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-2018-18700
CWE
CWE-835
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-BINUTILS-403860
Disclosed
29 Oct, 2018
Published
28 Oct, 2018