A memory leak issue was discovered in bfd, as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.31.
In _bfd_generic_read_minisymbols function in syms.c, the is a heap allocation. But this heap allocation didn't deallocate in the end.
@maintainer(s): Fixed on master, Milestone is 2.32 release.
Gentoo Security Padawan
will be in 2.31.1 patchlevel 6
All affected versions are gone or masked. @security please proceed.
This issue was resolved and addressed in
GLSA 201908-01 at https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201908-01
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).