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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Check for the version of the gdb packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
An updated gdb package that fixes minor security issues is now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
GDB, the GNU debugger, permits debugging of programs written in C, C++, and
other languages by executing them in a controlled fashion, then printing
Several integer overflow bugs were found in gdb. If a user is tricked into
processing a specially crafted executable file, it may permit the execution
of arbitrary code as the user running gdb. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1704 to
A bug was found in the way gdb loads .gdbinit files. When a user executes
gdb, the local directory is searched for a .gdbinit file which is then
loaded. It is possible for a local user to execute arbitrary commands as
the user running gdb by placing a malicious .gdbinit file in a location
where gdb may be run. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1705 to this issue.
All users of gdb should upgrade to this updated package, which contains
backported patches that resolve these issues.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-801.html
Network Security Threat Level: High
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security
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