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<glsa id="200505-15">
<title>gdb: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the GNU debugger,
potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">gdb</product>
<announced>May 20, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>88398</bug>
<bug>91398</bug>
<bug>91654</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="sys-devel/gdb" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">6.3-r3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">6.3-r3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
gdb is the GNU project's debugger, facilitating the analysis and
debugging of applications. The BFD library provides a uniform method of
accessing a variety of object file formats.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
Successful exploitation would result in the execution of arbitrary code
on loading a specially crafted object file or the execution of
arbitrary commands.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All gdb users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sys-devel/gdb-6.3-r3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1704">CVE-2005-1704</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1705">CVE-2005-1705</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 06 May 2005 21:52:10 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 07 May 2005 04:11:43 +0000">
r2d2
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 20 May 2005 12:36:18 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>