CVE-2018-18606

Published: 23 October 2018

An issue was discovered in the merge_strings function in merge.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31. There is a NULL pointer dereference in _bfd_add_merge_section when attempting to merge sections with large alignments. A specially crafted ELF allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service, as demonstrated by ld.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

Package Release Status
binutils
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(2.32-8ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.3)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Needs triage

Patches:
Upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=45a0eaf77022963d639d6d19871dbab7b79703fc