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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN135-1 : gdb vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gdb vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "gdb" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy found an integer overflow in the GNU debugger. By
tricking an user into merely load a specially crafted executable, an
attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running gdb. However, loading untrusted
binaries without actually executing them is rather uncommon, so the
risk of this flaw is low. (CVE-2005-1704)

Tavis Ormandy also discovered that gdb loads and executes the file
".gdbinit" in the current directory even if the file belongs to a
different user. By tricking an user into run gdb in a directory with a
malicious .gdbinit file, a local attacker could exploit this to run
arbitrary commands with the rights of the user invoking gdb.
(CVE-2005-1705)

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- gdb-6.3-5ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 5.04)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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