CVE-2020-16593

NameCVE-2020-16593
DescriptionA Null Pointer Dereference vulnerability exists in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.35, in scan_unit_for_symbols, as demonstrated in addr2line, that can cause a denial of service via a crafted file.
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
bullseye2.35.2-2fixed
bookworm, sid2.37-7fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
binutilssource(unstable)2.35-1unimportant

Notes

https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=25827
https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=aec72fda3b320c36eb99fc1c4cf95b10fc026729
binutils not covered by security support

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