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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60199


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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)


Update the affected gdb package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60199

File Name: sl_20070611_gdb_{on_SL3_x}.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4146

CWE: 119