Bug 1937784 (CVE-2021-20284) - CVE-2021-20284 binutils: Heap-based buffer overflow in _bfd_elf_slurp_secondary_reloc_section in elf.c
Summary: CVE-2021-20284 binutils: Heap-based buffer overflow in _bfd_elf_slurp_seconda...
Alias: CVE-2021-20284
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1943301 1949308 1961525 1961526
Blocks: 1937793 1937804
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Reported: 2021-03-11 14:44 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2021-11-09 22:24 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in GNU Binutils 2.35.1, where there is a heap-based buffer overflow in _bfd_elf_slurp_secondary_reloc_section in elf.c due to the number of symbols not calculated correctly. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Last Closed: 2021-11-09 22:24:01 UTC

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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2021:4364 0 None None None 2021-11-09 18:28:44 UTC

Description Pedro Sampaio 2021-03-11 14:44:33 UTC
A flaw was found in GNU Binutils 2.35.1. There is a heap-based buffer overflow in _bfd_elf_slurp_secondary_reloc_section in elf.c because the number of symbols is not caculated correctly.

Upstream bug:


Comment 3 Pedro Sampaio 2021-03-25 18:28:01 UTC
Created binutils tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1943301]

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2021-11-09 18:28:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2021:4364 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:4364

Comment 9 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-11-09 22:23:57 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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