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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
Successful exploitation would result in the execution of arbitrary code
on loading a specially crafted object file or the execution of
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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