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 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable
(2.35.50.20201210-0ubuntu2)
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Needs triage

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Needs triage

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