elflink.c in the Binary File Descriptor (BFD) library (aka libbfd), as distributed in GNU Binutils 2.28, has a "member access within null pointer" undefined behavior issue, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an "int main() {return 0;}" program.

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
precise/esm binutils None
trusty binutils None
upstream binutils 2.29
xenial binutils None


Release Package Reason
precise binutils ignored
vivid/stable-phone-overlay binutils DNE
vivid/ubuntu-core binutils DNE
yakkety binutils ignored
zesty binutils ignored
artful binutils not-affected
devel binutils not-affected