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[GLSA-200505-15] gdb: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gdb: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-15
(gdb: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered
an integer overflow in the BFD library, resulting in a heap overflow. A
review also showed that by default, gdb insecurely sources
initialisation files from the working directory.

Impact

Successful exploitation would result in the execution of arbitrary
code on loading a specially crafted object file or the execution of
arbitrary commands.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All gdb users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/gdb-6.3-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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