CVE-2018-20002

NameCVE-2018-20002
DescriptionThe _bfd_generic_read_minisymbols function in syms.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31, has a memory leak via a crafted ELF file, leading to a denial of service (memory consumption), as demonstrated by nm.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)jessie2.25-5+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch2.28-5vulnerable
buster2.31.1-16vulnerable
bullseye2.33.1-1fixed
sid2.33.1-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.32.51.20190707-1unimportant

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23952
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=c2f5dc30afa34696f2da0081c4ac50b958ecb0e9
binutils not covered by security support

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