Scientific Linux Security Update : gdb on SL3.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Various buffer overflows and underflows were found in the DWARF
expression computation stack in GDB. If an attacker could trick a user
into loading an executable containing malicious debugging information
into GDB, they may be able to execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user. (CVE-2006-4146)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected gdb package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60199 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4146

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