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Vulnerability of binutils: NULL pointer dereference via bfd_pef_parse_symbols

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a NULL pointer to be dereferenced via bfd_pef_parse_symbols() of binutils, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable products: Fedora.
Severity of this weakness: 1/4.
Creation date: 07/01/2021.
Références of this bulletin: CVE-2020-35495, FEDORA-2020-28c78a6ac3, VIGILANCE-VUL-34254.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a NULL pointer to be dereferenced via bfd_pef_parse_symbols() of binutils, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This cybersecurity threat impacts software or systems such as Fedora.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer threat note is low.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of document.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this security threat.

Solutions for this threat 

Fedora 32: new mingw-binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  Fedora 32: mingw-binutils 2.32-9.fc32
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