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CVE-2020-16592

Published: 09 December 2020

A use after free issue exists in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd) in GNU Binutils 2.34 in bfd_hash_lookup, as demonstrated in nm-new, that can cause a denial of service via a crafted file.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 5.5

Status

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

Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Not vulnerable
(2.35.50.20201210-0ubuntu2)
Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(2.35.50.20201210-0ubuntu2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)
Released (2.34-6ubuntu1.3)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.7)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Patches:
Upstream: https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=7ecb51549ab1ec22aba5aaf34b70323cf0b8509a