GLSA-200505-15 : gdb: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-15
(gdb: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would result in the execution of arbitrary code
on loading a specially crafted object file or the execution of
arbitrary commands.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200505-15.xml

Solution :

All gdb users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/gdb-6.3-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18379 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1704
CVE-2005-1705