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CVE-2018-20002

Published: 10 December 2018

The _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.

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=c2f5dc30afa34696f2da0081c4ac50b958ecb0e9