Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gdb vulnerability (USN-356-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Will Drewry, of the Google Security Team, discovered buffer overflows
in GDB's DWARF processing. This would allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary code with user privileges by tricking the user into using
GDB to load an executable that contained malicious debugging
information.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected gdb package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27936 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4146