Vigil@nce - binutils: NULL pointer dereference via bfd_pef_scan_start_address
January 2021 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: Fedora.
Consequences: denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 07/01/2021.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker can force a NULL pointer to be dereferenced via bfd_pef_scan_start_address() of binutils, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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