CVE-2017-8911, security advisory, novell, suse linux, suse, security, cve


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Upstream information

CVE-2017-8911 at MITRE


An integer underflow has been identified in the unicode_to_utf8() function in tnef 1.4.14. This might lead to invalid write operations, controlled by an attacker.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9.8
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1038837 [IN_PROGRESS]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Leap 42.2
  • tnef >= 1.4.15-5.3.1
  • tnef-debuginfo >= 1.4.15-5.3.1
  • tnef-debugsource >= 1.4.15-5.3.1
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • tnef >= 1.4.15-8.1
  • tnef-debuginfo >= 1.4.15-8.1
  • tnef-debugsource >= 1.4.15-8.1