Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Ubuntu Local Security Checks >> USN135-1 : gdb vulnerabilities


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

Cables, Connectors

Equitrac pagecounter mini pc copy
$14.62
Equitrac pagecounter mini pc copy  pictureStartech SV231USB 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch
$16.25
Startech SV231USB 2 Port Professional USB KVM Switch  pictureItem picture TP-LINK TL-SF 1024 24-Port 10/100m Switch
$20.0
Item picture  TP-LINK TL-SF 1024 24-Port 10/100m Switch pictureNetgear GS108T-200NAS Prosafe 8 Port Gigabit 10/100/1000 Smart Switch - 55210
$50.46
Netgear GS108T-200NAS Prosafe 8 Port Gigabit 10/100/1000 Smart Switch - 55210 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.