Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : gdb vulnerability (USN-356-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27936
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionWill 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected gdb package.