Sriraram is looking into a small reproducer.
The binutils-2_26-branch branch has been updated by Roland McGrath <email@example.com>:
Author: Roland McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu May 5 13:12:40 2016 -0700
2016-02-05 Sriraman Tallam <email@example.com>
* icf.cc (get_rel_addend): New function.
(get_section_contents): Move merge section addend computation to a
new function. Ignore negative values for SHT_REL and SHT_RELA addends.
Fix bug to not read past the length of the section.
Fix bug related to addend computation for MERGE sections.
(cherry picked from commit 84d543b7ed93bf6511cdf45791f4f0b717dfb718)
This wasn't fixed in 2.26 but the fix is now backported to 2.26.
It won't be backported to 2.25 since 2.26 is already out.
So I'm marking it fixed and changing the version reported for to 2.26.