CVE-2018-18606

Priority
Description
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.
Notes
Package
Upstream:needs-triage
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):needs-triage
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr):needs-triage
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):needed
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):needed
Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo):not-affected (2.32-7ubuntu4)
Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine):not-affected (2.32-8ubuntu1)
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa):not-affected (2.32-8ubuntu1)
Patches:
Upstream:https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;h=45a0eaf77022963d639d6d19871dbab7b79703fc
More Information

Updated: 2019-12-05 19:54:58 UTC (commit 0aa5e7c87c8b55d2ec5c7f4ca1179cf75de91961)