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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 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.

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