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CVE-2020-16599

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Date: December 9, 2020

A Null Pointer Dereference vulnerability exists in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.35, in _bfd_elf_get_symbol_version_string, as demonstrated in nm-new, that can cause a denial of service via a crafted file.

Language: C

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

NULL Pointer Dereference

CWE-476

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): LOW
Privilegs Required (PR): NONE
User Interaction (UI): REQUIRED
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): NETWORK
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): PARTIAL
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