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Bug 672904 (CVE-2018-20002) - <sys-devel/binutils-2.31.1-r5: memory leak in _bfd_generic_read_minisymbols
Summary: <sys-devel/binutils-2.31.1-r5: memory leak in _bfd_generic_read_minisymbols
Alias: CVE-2018-20002
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa+ cve]
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-12-10 22:08 UTC by D'juan McDonald (domhnall)
Modified: 2019-08-03 11:23 UTC (History)
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Description D'juan McDonald (domhnall) 2018-12-10 22:08:46 UTC
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
Comment 1 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2019-03-24 21:14:02 UTC
will be in 2.31.1 patchlevel 6
Comment 2 Andreas K. Hüttel archtester gentoo-dev 2019-06-06 14:29:58 UTC
All affected versions are gone or masked. @security please proceed.
Comment 3 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2019-08-03 11:23:37 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201908-01 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).