Denial of service in GNU Binutils

Published: 2022-12-05
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-38533
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor GNU

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU69913

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-38533

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the bfd_getl32() function. A remote attacker can trick the victim to process a specially crafted file, trigger a heap-based buffer overflow and crash the application.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Gnu: 2.0 - 2.12.23

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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