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CVE-2018-18309

Published: 15 October 2018

An issue was discovered in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31. An invalid memory address dereference was discovered in read_reloc in reloc.c. The vulnerability causes a segmentation fault and application crash, which leads to denial of service, as demonstrated by objdump, because of missing _bfd_clear_contents bounds checking.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.3)
cosmic Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
disco Not vulnerable
(2.32-7ubuntu4)
eoan Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
focal Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
groovy Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
impish Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
jammy Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
precise Ignored
(end of ESM support, was needs-triage)
trusty Needs triage

upstream Needs triage

xenial
Released (2.26.1-1ubuntu1~16.04.8+esm1)
Patches:
upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=0930cb3021b8078b34cf216e79eb8608d017864f