DescriptionThe dump_section_as_bytes function in readelf in GNU Binutils 2.28 accesses a NULL pointer while reading section contents in a corrupt binary, leading to a program crash.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs858323

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)buster2.31.1-16fixed
bookworm, sid2.40-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssourcewheezy(not affected)
binutilssourcejessie(not affected)


[jessie] - binutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[wheezy] - binutils <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later);h=f055032e4e922f1e1a5e11026c7c2669fa2a7d19;h=1835f746a7c7fff70a2cc03a051b14fdc6b3f73f

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