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Vulnerability of libbfd: NULL pointer dereference via ignore_section_sym

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a NULL pointer to be dereferenced via ignore_section_sym() of libbfd, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Impacted products: openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SIMATIC, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this bulletin: 1/4.
Creation date: 17/10/2018.
Références of this threat: CVE-2018-10535, openSUSE-SU-2018:3223-1, openSUSE-SU-2018:3323-1, RHSA-2018:3032-01, SSB-439005, SUSE-SU-2018:3170-1, SUSE-SU-2018:3170-2, SUSE-SU-2018:3207-1, USN-4336-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-27537.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can force a NULL pointer to be dereferenced via ignore_section_sym() of libbfd, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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This cybersecurity bulletin impacts software or systems such as openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SIMATIC, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this cybersecurity weakness 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 computer vulnerability bulletin.

Solutions for this threat 

openSUSE Leap 15.0: new binutils packages (23/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 15.0: binutils 2.31-lp150.5.3.1

openSUSE Leap 42.3: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  openSUSE Leap 42.3: binutils 2.31-19.1

RHEL 7: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  RHEL 7: binutils 2.27-34.base.el7

SIMATIC S7-1500 CPU 1518: workaround for GNU/Linux Vulnerabilities.
A workaround is indicated in the information source.

SUSE LE 12: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 12 RTM: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP1: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP2: binutils 2.31-9.26.1
  SUSE LE 12 SP3: binutils 2.31-9.26.1

SUSE LE 15: new binutils packages (17/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: binutils 2.31-6.3.1

SUSE LE 15: new binutils packages (29/10/2018).
New packages are available:
  SUSE LE 15 RTM: binutils 2.31-6.3.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: new binutils packages.
New packages are available:
  Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: binutils 2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.3, binutils-multiarch 2.30-21ubuntu1~18.04.3
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