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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:095: gdb

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gdb package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:095 (gdb).



Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team discovered two
vulnerabilites in the GNU debugger. The first permits a possible hacker to execute
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running gdb if they can trick
the user into loading a specially crafted executable (CVE-2005-1704).

He also discovered that gdb loads and executes the file .gdbinit in the current
directory even if the file belongs to a different user. If a user can be
tricked into running gdb in a directory with a malicious .gdbinit file, a local
attacker can exploit this to run arbitrary commands with the rights of the
user running gdb (CVE-2005-1705).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:095
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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