CVE-2020-16591

NameCVE-2020-16591
DescriptionA Denial of Service vulnerability exists in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) in GNU Binutils 2.34 due to an invalid read in process_symbol_table, as demonstrated in readeif.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
binutils (PTS)stretch2.28-5vulnerable
buster2.31.1-16vulnerable
bullseye, sid2.35.1-7vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25822
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=001890e1f9269697f7e0212430a51479271bdab2
binutils not covered by security support

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